Lewis Hamilton shows off his edgy sense of style in a bold green floral two-piece as he steps out in Jeddah after it was confirmed the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will go ahead
He’s known to flaunt his outlandish sense of style.
And Lewis Hamilton looked as fashion forward as ever as he stepped out to the F1 World Championships at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in Jeddah on Saturday.
The Mercedes driver, 37, donned a striking green and pink floral printed coordinate as he strolled to the paddock, after it was confirmed the Grand Prix will go ahead.
Bold: Lewis Hamilton, 37, flaunted his outlandish sense of style in a playful green and pink floral two piece at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Saturday
The oversized patterned shirt from Isabel Marant, featured chest pockets and pearl snap fastenings down the front.
He teamed the playful piece with a matching pair of wide leg shorts and added some cream chunky soled boots.
Ever the fashion icon, the F1 ace shielded his eyes from the sun with some square framed tortoiseshell glasses and donned a black protective face covering.
Statement: The oversized patterned shirt from Isabel Marant featured chest pockets and pearl snap fastenings down the front
Earlier, Yemeni terrorists launched a missile strike on an oil depot just moments from where the world’s best drivers were completing a practice session ahead of Sunday’s Saudi Arabia Grand Prix.
F1 stars Lewis, Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc were forced to stop practice session at the Jeddah track when Iran-backed Houthis fired missiles into the North Jeddah Bulk Plant, which is just 12 miles south-east of the circuit.
The attack was the second on the fuel depot in recent days, and prompted an explosion so intense it was detected on Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz’s dashcam.
Fashionista: He teamed the playful piece with a matching pair of wide leg short shorts and added some cream chunky soled boots
Drivers halted the start of the second practice session for 15 minutes to hold emergency talks with Formula One president Stefano Domenicali about whether the race would go ahead.
Dutch star Max Verstappen even asked his team if his Red Bull car was on fire as smoke from the blaze billowed across the track.
The North Jeddah Bulk Plant is also near the city’s international airport, which is a crucial hub for Muslim pilgrims heading to Mecca.
Dangerous: Earlier, Yemeni terrorists launched a missile strike on an oil depot just moments from where the world’s best drivers were completing a practice session
The F1 said they were waiting on the release of released a statement saying they were waiting for a further information from authorities before deciding on whether action would be taken in regards to Sunday’s GP.
This is just the second Saudi Arabian Grand Prix to take place and there’s been some concerns about the race going ahead give the attacks on the kingdom.
The Saudi Arabian Oil Co., known as Saudi Aramco, did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the attack.
Shocking: The F1 said they were waiting on the release of released a statement saying they were waiting for a further information from authorities before deciding on action
The attacks come as Saudi Arabia still leads a coalition battling the Iran-backed Houthis, who seized Yemen’s capital of Sanaa in September 2014.
The kingdom, which entered the war in Yemen in 2015, has been internationally criticised for its airstrikes killing that have killed scores of civilians – something the Houthis point to as they launch drones, missiles and mortars into the kingdom.
Those at the F1 track could see the large black smoke cloud in the distance. The cause of the blaze was not immediately known.
The F1 said in a statement that: ‘The position at the moment is that we are waiting for further information from the authorities on what has happened.’ The F1 did not elaborate.
Blaze: The attacks come as Saudi Arabia still leads a coalition battling the Iran-backed Houthis, who seized Yemen’s capital of Sanaa in September 2014
It comes as Lewis reiterated his stance that he feels uncomfortable racing in Saudi Arabia, on Friday.
Formula One is back in Jeddah this weekend for the second round of the new campaign following the country’s debut appearance in December.
Speaking ahead of last year’s race, seven-time world champion Hamilton said: ‘Do I feel comfortable here? I wouldn’t say I do.’
This week, human rights’ group, Reprieve, said a further 16 people have been killed since the mass execution of 81 men on March 12.
Close! Black smoke from the explosion was seen at the F1 track behind Esteban Ocon’s car during practice on Friday
The United Nations’ High Commissioner for Human Rights, claimed more than half of the 81 were killed for taking part in pro-democracy protests.
Lewis said: ‘My position is still the same as last year. It is obviously mind-blowing to hear the stories.’
‘I have heard there is a letter that has been sent to me from a 14-year-old who is on death row here. At 14, you don’t know what the hell you are doing in life.’
He continued: ‘We don’t decide where we go to race in Formula One, but while it is not necessarily our responsibility, we are duty-bound to try and do what we can.
‘It is important we try to educate ourselves, and with a little bit of difference, we can try to make sure we are doing something.
‘But ultimately, it is the responsibility of those who are in power to really make the changes and we are not really seeing enough. We need to see more.’
Stance: Lewis said: ‘It is the responsibility of those who are in power to really make the changes and we are not really seeing enough. We need to see more’
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