Hamilton has become known for turning up to race weekends in flamboyant outfits and the Mercedes driver even launched his own clothing line in 2018, collaborating with Tommy Hilfiger on TOMMYXLEWIS. Leclerc also has a love of fashion and was asked in an interview with Italian outlet La Gazetta dello Sport if he and Hamilton ever discuss it.
“Sometimes we discuss the brands we like,” Hamilton replied. “He really has good taste and a lot of courage to show off the strangest looks when he comes to the circuits.”
Leclerc also revealed he still has plans to launch his own clothing line like Hamilton, adding: “I had started the project, but I stopped. Maybe in the future.” In an episode of the Netflix documentary ‘Formula 1: Drive to Survive’, Leclerc was asked by a fan about those plans with his then teammate Sebastian Vettel interjecting to claim that Ferrari had forced him to scrap the project.
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“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.
“It frees my mind. At least I think of something else than only racing, 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. I’m very creative, all of these things help me think of something else.”