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May 20, 2024

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Wild child Hamilton has considerable gains to make if he is to win eighth F1 title 

Lewis has a tiger in his tank – and in his wardrobe too! But wild child Hamilton has considerable gains to make if he is to win eighth F1 title

He may be the wild child of Formula 1, but Lewis Hamilton will have to earn his stripes today.

The 38-year-old, who was spotted yesterday dressed head to toe in designer tiger print, has considerable gains to make this season if he is to win his eighth F1 title.

But he is clearly in pole position when it comes to his daring fashion sense. The seven-times champion, who drives for Mercedes, was preparing for the Pirelli Grand Prix du Canada.

Spotted in the paddock of Montreal’s Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, he showed off a £1,260 shirt and matching £1,170 cargo trousers from the Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta.

He’s certainly one of the big cats in the F1 fashion jungle. Last year, he wore an eye-catching purple and orange floral-print jacket and shorts ensemble to the start of the F1 season in Bahrain, and he appeared trackside in Istanbul in 2021 wearing a blue and black Burberry kilt, trousers and jacket.

Spotted in the paddock of Montreal¿s Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, he showed off a £1,260 shirt and matching £1,170 cargo trousers from Bottega Veneta

Spotted in the paddock of Montreal’s Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, he showed off a £1,260 shirt and matching £1,170 cargo trousers from Bottega Veneta

The 38-year-old driver could sign a new contract with Mercedes ahead of today's race, netting him up to £250million

The 38-year-old driver could sign a new contract with Mercedes ahead of today’s race, netting him up to £250million

Speaking of his sartorial style, Hamilton has said: ‘I love being able to separate from the sport. The intensity is difficult for everyone at the track, so to have something else – another outlet, something else you can focus on – helps take the weight off it.’

He has six months left on his Mercedes deal, and was widely tipped to be about to renew it ahead of today’s 70-lap race. He is said to want a five-year contract, which could net him £250million.