It turns out the driver who crashed Lewis Hamilton’s vintage Pagani Zonda supercar is a billionaire bathroom tycoon.
It is understood Mark Radcliffe was behind the wheel of the purple Speed machine he bought from the F1 racer for £8.5million last year.
Pictures show the wrecked car following the accident in the Penmaenbach Tunnel on the A55 dual carriageway in Conwy, North Wales.
And witnesses say the 44-year-old tycoon was behind the wheel – and was unharmed.
A source told MailOnline: “He was very fortunate to escape unscathed from an accident like this.”
Mr Radcliffe made his fortune starting online bathroom retailer Victorian Plumbing in 2000 in his parents’ shed.
He is known for his love of supercars – and is registered as a driver in the British GT Championship.
The Zonda 760 LH tops out at 217 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under three seconds.
Ethan Gale, a supercar photographer, posted pictures of the damage to Instagram and wrote, “Tonight was a very sad day in the automotive world.”
“A car I never thought I would ever see.
“Ever since I saw that on YouTube back when I was driving around Monaco, it’s always been a dream car to cross off the list.
“Late in the afternoon this Pagani Zonda 760 LH, previously owned by Lewis Hamilton, crashed in the Penmaenbach Tunnel in Conwy, North Wales.
“Hopefully the car will be fully restored and back on the road in the future.”
The one-off with a purple exterior was personally ordered by Hamilton from Horacio Pagani seven years ago.
Hamilton cracked the whip into three parked cars in Monte Carlo ahead of the 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix.
He stated that the accident was due to extensive partying and lack of sleep, which caused him to lose control.
The Arsenal fan remarked: “This was the result of heavy partying and little rest in a week and a half.”
“I’m a bit exhausted. I was non-stop and trying to work out at the same time without getting much sleep.”