Gone are the days when Tendulkar would only dream of owning those cars, as he has driven a number of luxurious cars till date. Maruti 800 is said to be one of his first cars. He has been a proud owner of luxurious cars such as Mercedes Benz C36, Ferrari 360 Modena Spyder and also Porsche Boxer. It was the success in the game of cricket, which helped him receive cars as man of the series awards.
Tendulkar has been a big car fan and his love for F1 is known to all, as he does make an attempt to watch F1 races live from the venues during his spare time. He has been spotted at many F1 races. He said, “I also read a lot of magazines, watched TV programmes (about automobiles) and also been to F1 races.”
Tendulkar is good friends with F1 champion, Michael Schumacher, who gifted him 360 Modena Ferrari. He is also said to have met the F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone during the Indian Grand Prix, 2011, which he flagged off.