Because he’s a tax exile.
But it was still profoundly disappointing to find Lewis Hamilton won. Apart from the obvious question about whether Formula 1 is a sport and the questions that need to be asked about so many of its financial arrangements the simple fact is that I thought that this was an event focussed on UK sporting achievements and Hamilton is a tax exile.
He then says:
McIlroy would have been better
McIlroy lives in Florida…..
And given the schedule, 19 races around he world, week of practice before each one, further testing at various tracks around the world. It’s not obvious that a Formula 1 driver who was nominally resident in the UK would actually be tax resident….