LEWIS HAMILTON turned heads with his colourful outfit and wacky choice of boots as he arrived at the French Grand Prix in search of a bounce-back win.
The reigning Formula One world champion, 36, has endured a tricky start to 2021, compounded by his shock blunder late in Baku earlier this month.
After Hamilton could only finish seventh in Monaco, he slipped to 15th in Azerbaijan.
With the race forced to restart with two laps still to race, the Brit pressed his ‘magic’ brake button, effectively switching off his brakes.
The uncharacteristic gaffe caused him to run deep in turn one – with Hamilton going from first to last place.
But Hamilton is ready to get back to his best at the Circuit Paul Ricard.
And he rocked a colourful outfit ahead of the weekend’s first practice session as he arrived with pet pooch Roscoe.
Hamilton paired a bright green hoodie with a black and green jacket and black shorts.
The seven-time world champion capped off the outfit with what looked like wellington boots, again in a luminous green and black.
Hamilton will hope the outfit lifts his spirits after back-to-back struggles in Monte Carlo and Baku.
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But Mercedes reckon they’ve got to the bottom of the issue and hope to put up more of a challenge to Red Bull this weekend.
The team’s technology director. Mike Elliot. said: “We went into the Azerbaijan GP knowing we were going to have some issues but probably not quite expecting to be where we were come Friday.
“What we put in place was a series of tests to try and get more understanding.
“And actually out of that have come a couple of theories, one that is really promising.
“The other thing to bear in mind is both this circuit and Monaco are probably outliers and actually we’d hope not to have some of the issues we’ve had in the next couple of races.
“Fingers crossed, we will be in a better position.”
Hamilton currently sits second in the standings, four points adrift of Max Verstappen – who retired in Baku after his tyre exploded.
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