Alfa Romeo’s Zhou Guanyu says “it’s been great in the last few years watching Lewis showing a different style in the paddock”.
Not only is Lewis Hamilton the most successful Formula 1 driver of all time, but he is also a fashion icon in his own right.
Zhou Guanyu says he has loved seeing Lewis’ fashion combination during race weekends.
“It’s been great in the last few years watching Lewis showing a different style in the paddock,” the Chinese driver said.
“This year I’ve been trying to show the stuff I usually like to wear in the paddock. In the past, maybe 20 years ago, racing drivers were just about racing.
“We still have our enjoyable personal stuff to do and to be showing that on Thursdays, I think it’s great.
“Obviously he was the first one to be open in that way and it wasn’t easy. I fully remember the first time he did that.
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“A lot of people were saying ‘why is he wearing that?’, and I was one of the guys who liked his fashion sense.
“When I arrived in F1, I just really wanted to be myself, either on track or off track, so that was what I tried to do. It’s great that now we have more people using their own clothes in the paddock.”
Zhou also revealed he would like to launch his own fashion brand in the future.
“That’s definitely on the plan in the future, because I really want to make my own brand in the future.
“Just purely fashion designing stuff,” he concluded.