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Lewis Hamilton sports £1,700 silk outfit at the Formula One French Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton looks effortlessly cool in a £1,700 silk varsity jacket and matching sweatpants as he arrives at the Formula One French Grand Prix

He’s known just as much for his fashion sense as his sporting prowess. 

And Lewis Hamilton looked effortlessly cool as he walked the circuit at the Formula One French Grand Prix, in Le Castellet, France on Friday. 

The British racing car driver, 36, sported a burgundy silk varsity jacket by American  label Nahmias, retailing for £1,359, teamed with matching sweatpants at £359. 

Style statement: Lewis Hamilton wore a £1,700 silk varsity jacket by the label Nahmias and sweatpants, at the Formula One French Grand Prix, in Le Castellet, France on Friday (pictured) 

Lewis added coordinating white lace-up boots and aviator sunglasses to the look ahead of his latest spin on the track.

He also wore a white face mask and tied his hair into a ponytail.

Lewis appeared relaxed and at ease, holding onto his iPhone as he walked around the circuit prior to practice with a member of the Mercedes F1 team.  

Details: The British racing car driver, 36, added trendy aviator sunglasses to the look, and tied his bleached hair into a ponytail

Details: The British racing car driver, 36, added trendy aviator sunglasses to the look, and tied his bleached hair into a ponytail 

Expensive taste: The jacket alone retails for £1,359, while the sweatpants cost £359. Lewis  appeared relaxed, holding onto his iPhone as he walked around the circuit prior to practice

Expensive taste: The jacket alone retails for £1,359, while the sweatpants cost £359. Lewis  appeared relaxed, holding onto his iPhone as he walked around the circuit prior to practice

The British athlete holds the record for seven Formula One World Drivers’ Championship titles, in a tie with Michael Schumacher.

But the racing superstar is already looking to the future, showing a keen interest in acting following his eventual retirement from the sport.

Having only appeared briefly in films including Zoolander 2 and Cars 2, he wants to perfect the craft ‘step by step’.

Company: The sportsman was accompanied by a member of the Mercedes F1 team prior to practice

Company: The sportsman was accompanied by a member of the Mercedes F1 team prior to practice 

Acclaimed: Lewis holds the record for seven Formula One World Drivers' Championship titles, in a tie with Michael Schumacher

Acclaimed: Lewis holds the record for seven Formula One World Drivers’ Championship titles, in a tie with Michael Schumacher 

Lewis recently told DAZN: ‘I want to be the best. In everything I do, I want to be. I would love to act one day, but I am very conscientious. I like to learn step by step.

‘I had opportunities and I know that I need time to prepare myself, because I want to be the best. In everything I do, I want to be. To do the best I can.

He added: ‘If I’m going to make a movie, I’ll go to class, study, and make sure I express my emotions as I should.’ 

Bright future: But the racing superstar is already looking to the future, showing a keen interest in acting following his eventual retirement from the sport

Bright future: But the racing superstar is already looking to the future, showing a keen interest in acting following his eventual retirement from the sport

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