Lewis Hamilton taunts Carlos Sainz

Lewis Hamilton joked that Carlos Sainz has "the worst bucket hat ever."

The seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has long been expressive when it comes to fashion.

In 2018, Hamilton teamed up with world-renowned fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger to launch a clothing line named TOMMYXLEWIS.

During the Spanish Grand Prix, Ferrari man Carlos Sainz showed the world he too has a passion for fashion.

The Spaniard was among his many fans in Barcelona, posing for photos and signing autographs when one fan approached him with an eccentric gift – a bucket hat decorated with chillies.

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Sainz was part of a dodgy exchange that saw him accept the bucket hat which he swapped for his Ferrari cap.

The driver was then seen rocking the bucket hat throughout the weekend, paying homage to his fan.

Lewis Hamilton gave his verdict on the matter, mocking the Spaniard in a video.

“I’ve got this great picture of Carlos,” Hamilton said.

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“I took a great picture of Carlos earlier. It’s the bucket hat, it’s the worst bucket hat ever!”

Whether Hamilton’s light-hearted jibe has caused Sainz to dispose of the hat remains to be seen.

The pair have had a rocky start to the season, with both Ferrari and Mercedes struggling to match Red Bull for power and pace.

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Carlos Sainz has struggled at Ferrari

Sainz has been unable to secure a podium finish this season currently sitting sixth in the drivers standings with 58 points, such form sparking debate over his Ferrari seat.

Lewis Hamilton equalled his best finish of the season in Spain, ending the race in second place, helping to secure a 2-3 finish for Mercedes.

The win took Hamilton up to 87 points, currently in fourth behind Fernando Alonso.

Mercedes have improved since their upgrade package was brought in before the Monaco Grand Prix. The Silver Arrows have overtaken Aston Martin in the constructors standings but still trail Red Bull by 135 points.