Lewis Hamilton not distracted by ‘Paradise Papers’

SAO PAULO (AP) — Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton says being linked to tax avoidance in the “Paradise Papers” will not distract him from his job.

The four-time F1 champions says his “core values” are intact despite being named in the papers, which show he avoided paying more than $4 million in taxes for a private jet.

Hamilton is in Sao Paulo for this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix. His lawyers note that registering a jet in the tax haven of the Isle of Man is legal.

Hamilton won his fourth F1 title on Oct. 29 at the Mexican Grand Prix.

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