Incumbent Chinese F1 Driver Guanyu Zhou Inspired to Be a Fashionista Like Lewis Hamilton

Published 11/17/2021, 3:01 AM EST
Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – Met Gala – In America: A Lexicon of Fashion – Arrivals – New York City, U.S. – September 13, 2021. Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Lewis Hamilton isn’t just a Formula One driver, he is a fashion icon on the grid. The 7-time world champion always brings a unique style to a Formula One Grand Prix weekend. Alfa Romeo’s newest recruit, Guanyu Zhou who is also interested in fashion talks about how influential the Mercedes driver is.

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The Chinese driver talks about F1 is more than just being fit, and how Britain’s Knight brings a fresh perspective to a Grand Prix weekend wherever he goes.

Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 2, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton arrives at the circuit REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

Guanyu Zhou talks about how Lewis Hamilton brings style to F1

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The Mercedes driver is known to push the boundaries of fashion. He has worked with brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, and recently attended the Met Gala in New York.

Zhou who will be a part of the grid next year with the Swiss team talks about Hamilton’s fashion presence in the sport. He said, “Great to see also in the Formula One paddock, we have Hamilton that’s bringing the fashion to the racetrack..nice to see Lewis enjoy the life and do well on the track”

“Many people saying, you know racing driver is about training. It’s nice to see Lewis enjoy the life life and do well on the track,” Zhou concluded.

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What did Zhou say about being announced as an F1 driver for the 2022 season?

There was a lot of talk about whether Alfa Romeo will retain Antonio Giovinazzi or not. Now it is confirmed that the Italian driver will no longer be a part of F1 as he has to make way for Zhou for next season. The 22-year-old racing driver is over the moon as he will be the first Chinese driver in Formula One.

He wrote on Twitter, “A kid’s dream come true… First Chinese.F1 driver. Lots of emotions going through my mind right now, I’m just so grateful for this opportunity, Thanks to everyone who believed me supported me on this journey. “

The Chinese driver will be teammates with Finnland’s Valtteri Bottas at the Vasseur-led team. What are your expectations for the duo for next season? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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