Lewis Hamilton has become known for his unique fashion sense in recent years, as the seven-time world champion is often spotted wearing clothes that certainly make him stand out.
The 38-year-old can often be seen wearing some abstract designs from the latest range of designer outfits which often divide opinion from fans who either think he looks extremely fashionable or a little bit silly.
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc has recently revealed in an interview with La Gazette dello Sport that he admires Hamilton’s fashion sense and was even close to launching a clothing range of his own.
“Sometimes we discuss the brands we like. He really has a lot of courage to show off the strangest looks when he comes to the circuits,” said the Monegasque.
“I had started the project, but I stopped. Maybe in the future.”
Hamilton’s archrival Max Verstappen has recently claimed that the main difference between himself and the seven-time world champion is that Hamilton much prefers to be in the limelight and the public eye, while he would happily race without anyone even knowing who he is.
The Brit’s taste in fashion has led to him launching his own range of clothing, having collaborated with Tommy Hilfiger back in 2018 to create the TOMMYXLEWIS range with the brand.
Back in 2020 Leclerc revealed that he had already spoken to Hamilton about a potential clothing collection, having been inspired by the Brit to pursue his creative dream.
“I have spoken to Lewis very briefly [about fashion], congratulated him for his new collection. He’s doing a great job with the brand, and I quite like what he’s doing. It’s definitely something I’d like to do further down the road,” he said.
“It frees my mind. At least I think of something else than only race, which I think is very good. This was also my problem in the past, not being able to disconnect from racing. Fashion and music helps.”
It is unlikely that Leclerc will have time to focus on creating a fashion brand in 2023 as Ferrari will be hoping that their driver can go one step further than last year and win the drivers’ championship.
Strategic blunders cost the 25-year-old a shot at glory in 2022, but under the new management of Fred Vasseur, Leclerc will be hoping that his fortunes can change in his title bid this year.