Lewis Hamilton stays silent on Paradise Papers allegations

    Lewis Hamilton addresses the media in Sao Paulo ahead of Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix

    (CNN)Lewis Hamilton has barely had time to bask in the glow of winning his fourth Formula One world title following the recent scrutiny over his tax affairs.

    But the Briton brushed aside talk about his financial arrangements ahead of Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix, preferring to focus on the track.
    "My team released a statement and I don't have anything else to add to that," Hamilton told reporters in Sao Paulo on Thursday.
      "I'm planning to keep the pressure exactly the same as it's been generally all year ... my mentality coming into this weekend is to try and win."
        A statement issued by one of Hamilton's representatives earlier this week refuted the allegations, saying that the F1 driver's tax arrangements were "above board."
        "As a global sportsman who pays tax in a large number of countries, Lewis relies upon a team of professional advisers who manage his affairs," the statement said.
          "Those advisers have assured Lewis that everything is above board and the matter is now in the hands of his lawyers."