The gift is part of Vodafone’s ongoing sponsorship of the McLaren Formula One team, where Hamilton is the main driver. Hamilton recently finished second in the overall drivers championship, which is the best ever finish for a driver in a debut season.
Vodafone presented Hamilton and his crew with the handsets at the Vodafone store in Oxford Street in order to promote the new F700 and the Vodafone Music Store. The F700 features a touch screen, five megapixel camera, HTML browsing and QWERY keyboard. The handset also offers access to the Vodafone Music Store, which boasts an archive of over 1.4 million songs.
Hamilton said: “It’s a great pleasure to work with Vodafone because I get a load of free phones!
"The F700 is very useful as I can now listen to music and contact people all on one device. It’s great having access to the Vodafone Music Store as it gives me access to so many tracks, which is important to me as music plays a big part in my life.
“It’s funny that Vodafone has given me a F700 for Christmas as I’ve just ordered some for a few of my friends and family.”
To watch the presentation or to hear Hamilton’s views on the Samsung F700 and Vodafone Music Store take a look at the video in our related media section.