F1 boss Lawrence Stroll owns a £ 50million Ferrari, had a £ 200million superyacht and married a stunning designer 37 years his junior

F1 boss Lawrence Stroll owns the world’s most expensive car, owned a £ 200million yacht and married a Brazilian beauty 37 years his junior.

The 62-year-old Canadian businessman is co-owner of the Aston Martin team.

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Lawrence Stroll is the billionaire owner of the Aston Martin F1 team

Worth over £ 2 billion, he amassed a collection of vintage Ferraris.

The jewel in the crown is his Ferrari 250 GTO – the most expensive car in the world – which is now worth around £ 50million.

Mega-rich Stroll, who made part of his fortune investing in fashion houses Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors, also spent his vacations aboard his £ 200million superyacht, sometimes with his friend Michael Douglas .

Last year, he married the stunning Brazilian Raquel Diniz, 35, on the Caribbean island of Mustique.

BORN IN MONEY

Stroll is the son of Jewish fashion importer Leo Strulovich.

The family grew up in Montreal, Quebec, where the father introduced brands such as Pierre Cardin and Ralph Lauren to the Canadiens.

He would later bring Ralph Lauren to Europe.

Investing in luxury brands is a family affair for Stroll, who has made millions selling stakes in Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors, leaving him with substantial resources.

However, he still owns a stake in British Mayfair jeweler Asprey & Garrard.

Stroll made his money investing in fashion brands including Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors

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Stroll made his money investing in fashion brands including Tommy Hilfiger and Michael KorsCredit: Getty

Stroll started his F1 dream in 2018, buying into the Force One team, renaming it Racing Point Force India, and entering the season halfway through.

In 2019, they became the Racing Point F1 team – with Lawrence enlisting his son, Lance as one of his drivers.

A year later, Stroll led a consortium to invest £ 182million in Aston Martin for a 16.7% stake in the company.

This year the Racing Point F1 team has again been renamed Aston Martin.

LOVE CARS

Buying an F1 team was no surprise given that Stroll is obsessed with fast cars.

Over the years he has amassed a car collection estimated to be worth £ 140million.

Ferraris are his greatest passion, and has a great fleet to envy.

He spent £ 20million on a rare 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB in 2013 and owns several LaFerraris, including the most recent model.

But it is his Ferrari 250 GTO which is certainly the most impressive.

Considered the most expensive car in the world, it grossed around £ 50million in a 2018 private sale to American businessman David MacNeil.

Other cars in his collection include McLarens and a Ford GT.

Car collector Stroll owns a Ferrari GTO 250 - the most expensive car in the world and worth £ 50million

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Car collector Stroll owns a Ferrari GTO 250 – the most expensive car in the world and worth £ 50millionCredit: Rex
Stroll's epic Ferrari P3 / 4 on display at Goodwood House is worth up to £ 5million

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Stroll’s epic Ferrari P3 / 4 on display at Goodwood House is worth up to £ 5millionCredit: Getty
Stroll's car collection reportedly worth over £ 100million

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Stroll’s car collection reportedly worth over £ 100millionCredit: Alamy

SHIPPING MAGNET

For Lawrence Stroll, he must have had Faith … his superyacht worth around £ 200million.

Seen moored in Monaco during the race weekend, the 62-meter vessel was built in 2017.

Notable features include a glass bottom pool with waterfall, beach club, and bar with sink.

There is a fireplace in the main living room, a charcoal deck, as well as a pizza oven.

Stroll invited friends on board, including movie star Michael Douglas with Catherine Zeta Jones.

Made In Chelsea star Kimberly Garner was also spotted with son Lance in a revealing bikini, sparking rumors the couple were dating.

Recent reports suggest that Stroll has separated from Faith – selling her to Michael Latifi, the father of Williams pilot Nicholas Latifi.

Stroll is believed to be building an 80-meter yacht in the Netherlands to replace him.

Superyacht Faith is worth around £ 200million

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Superyacht Faith is worth around £ 200millionCredit: PA
Stroll's boyfriend Michael Douglas was spotted on board

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Stroll’s boyfriend Michael Douglas was spotted on boardCredit: BackGrid
Made In Chelsea star Kimberly Garner was also spied on aboard Faith, sparking rumors she was dating Lance Stroll

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Made In Chelsea star Kimberly Garner was also spied on aboard Faith, sparking rumors she was dating Lance StrollCredit: Neil Warner

NEPOTISM, MAYBE?

When you own a racing car team, it’s easy to hire whoever you want. And it turns out that Lawrence’s son Lance drives for Aston Martin.

The 23-year-old started with Williams in 2017 amid some controversy and was considered a ‘paid driver’.

Lawrence bought their Prema F3 team and appointed famous Ferrari engineer Luca Baldisserri to mentor his son – spending £ 60million, according to German store Auto Motor und Sport.

He also spent money on a high-tech simulator in Williams’ racing workshop, which drivers Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa couldn’t use because it was calibrated for F3.

However, before joining Williams, Lance had experience in competitive motorsport – winning the Italian F4 Championship, the Toyota Racing Series and the European F3 Championship in the junior open-wheel categories.

“Everyone has their own opinion, I can’t change that,” Lance told The Times.

“I come from the money, I’m not going to deny it. But I think I won my chance in F1 because I won all the championships I have participated in in single-seater.”

Lance Stroll allegedly secured an F1 seat at Williams because Lawrence invested in Williams

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Lance Stroll allegedly secured an F1 seat at Williams because Lawrence invested in WilliamsCredit: Rex

YOUNGER WOMAN

Stroll was married to Claire-Ann Callens, born in Belgium, with whom he had had Lance and their daughter Chloe.

But in recent years, it’s stunning Brazilian beauty Raquel Diniz who has been seen on her arm in the pit lane.

The 35-year-old is a fashion designer, who started her own fashion label in 2016.

Her elegant dresses and bohemian dresses sell on FARFETCH for thousands of pounds.

Last year, Stroll took over the island of Mustique for three days as he and Raquel walked down the aisle in a lavish ceremony.

More than 300 guests have been invited, some staying at his £ 70million house called The Great House.

When the couple are not on vacation in the Caribbean, they stay at home in London, Geneva and Quebec.

It’s a life on the fast lane that Lawrence clearly enjoys.

Stroll is married to glamorous 35-year-old Brazilian beauty Raquel Diniz

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Stroll is married to glamorous 35-year-old Brazilian beauty Raquel DinizCredit: Alamy
Diniz is a leading clothing designer with her own fashion label

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Diniz is a leading clothing designer with her own fashion labelCredit: Instagram @raqueldinizofficial
The couple got married on the beautiful Caribbean island of Mustique

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The couple got married on the beautiful Caribbean island of MustiqueCredit: Alamy
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