Charles Leclerc Taking Inspiration From Lewis Hamilton For His Off Track Activities

Published 09/20/2020, 12:34 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Tuscan Grand Prix – Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy -Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc ahead of the Tuscan Grand Prix REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini


Whether on the track or off it, style is the name of the game for Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc. Shortly before the season kicked off, Leclerc confirmed a partnership with Giorgio Armani.

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He would endorse the ‘Made To Measure’ line of clothing and safe to say, it suited him well. And Leclerc has been getting inspiration from a very well known rival with a penchant for fashion himself, Lewis Hamilton.

Charles Leclerc has a great passion for clothes and designs

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In an interview with the Formula 1 website, they quoted him as saying, “I really like clothes design. It’s definitely the creative element that inspires me. I can draw, but whether I would sketch my own collection, I don’t think I have that level.

“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.”

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in the pit lane FIA/Handout via REUTERS

Charles Leclerc has of course shown his liking for designs. He had posted on Instagram a picture of a specially crafted helmet for Ferrari‘s 1000th Grand Prix at Mugello. It showcased and highlighted the glorious moments the team had undergone over the course of their their 70-year-long storied stint in the F1 circle.

Leclerc likes to disconnect from racing

Leclerc believes the creative element in his mind helps him get away from racing. On occasion during long-duration flights, he draws a few sketches of clothes on his iPad. Perhaps it is those creative juices that also help him in the races when he is back in the thick of it.

Speaking of this, Leclerc declared, “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.

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Fashion and music helps. I’m very creative, all of these things help me think of something else.

Formula One F1 – Tuscan Grand Prix – Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy – Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during practice Pool via REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

Charles Leclerc, along with Ferrari, heads to race in the Russian Grand Prix next. With Sebastian Vettel struggling, Leclerc has looked to be the bright spot this season with some good racing.

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He sits in 8th position in the Drivers’ standings and will hope to bring some respite to what has been a troubled season for the Scuderia.

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Bhargav Gopal

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Hailing from Bengaluru, Bhargav is an F1 and NASCAR author for EssentiallySports. He is a huge fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing. Bhargav also has an MBA in Sports Management from the Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune.

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