Hamilton not distracted by tax evasion charges

ANI | Updated: Nov 09, 2017 10:41 IST

Hamilton not distracted by tax evasion charges .

London [U .K .], Nov 9 (ANI): Mercedes racing driver and Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has said that the tax evasion allegations against him will not distract him from winning the upcoming Brazilian Grand Prix .

Hamilton was recently named in a Paradise Papers leak case for avoiding paying taxes on his private jet through an elaborate scheme .

He allegedly used an Isle of Man company to avoid paying a value added tax of 3 .3 million pounds when he imported the aircraft into England in 2013 and is under investigation by the HM Revenue and Customs .

"Obviously right now, there is a bit of a storm surrounding me," The Guardian quoted Hamilton, as saying .

"There are many different stories around, but I don't have anything to add to the whole scenario that has happened . It doesn't distract me from my core values and also what I am here to do, which is to try and win the Brazilian Grand Prix for a second time in my life," he added .

The Briton recently became the Formula One world champion for the fourth time after winning the Mexican Grand Prix recently .

The 32-year-old said that by absorbing all positive energy, he will try to shine his light in Brazil as well .

"I have had this huge wave of positive energy and nothing can really dent that . I carry that here, and I am solely focused on trying to win the race this weekend," Hamilton said .

The Brazilian Grand Prix will held on November 12 .(ANI)