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Lewis Hamilton: What Sunglasses Do F1 Drivers Wear?

racecar driver, Lewis Hamilton wearing sunglasses

Buckle up and get ready to take a ride with Lewis Hamilton, world-class Formula One (also known as F1 or Formula 1) driver and international style icon.

At the age of 36 and height of 5 feet, 9 inches, British racing driver Lewis Hamilton is at the top of his league. He’s been setting records from the time he first stepped onto the F1 auto racing scene in 2007 to today as the seven-time Formula One world champion driving for the legendary Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One team. 

Off the track, Lewis Hamilton’s reach is far and wide. He was listed in “The 100 Most Influential People of 2020” by Time magazine, and he’s so beloved in the U.K. that he was knighted in 2021 for his exceptional achievements in motorsports. 

Even Hollywood experienced Hamilton when he played a character in a popular “Cars” movie, “Cars 2.” 

On his Instagram, you can see another side of him, beyond the glitz and glam. He posts inspiring pics of his social, animal rights and environmental activism that influence his 22 million followers.

Lewis Hamilton accessorizes with a mix of sunglasses

When it comes to Lewis Hamilton, one thing’s for sure — he isn’t shy about making his fashion sense known at home and around the world. Fans can't help but notice things like his choice of hair style (from afro to blond to braids), his helmet design (with a “Still I Rise” insignia) and, of course, what sunglasses this F1 driver wears. 

Keeping his eyes shaded from the sun is almost like a hobby for Lewis Hamilton. Whether it’s in the pit, on the grid, at a tennis match or at home in Monte Carlo, he frequently wears sunglasses as part of his fashion-forward wardrobe. He’s been spotted all over the globe in a variety of international designer shades that match his mood, activity or outfit.

10 brands of sunglasses worn by Lewis Hamilton

Some as-seen-on-Hamilton sunglasses include:

  1. Police – Designed and inspired by Lewis Hamilton himself, these Italian-made sunglasses reflect his passion for high performance and attention to detail. Police x Lewis Hamilton capsule collection of sunglasses debuted at an F1 Grand Prix race in 2019. Also available is a limited edition of Hamilton-inspired Police sunglasses — one for each Grand Prix win — with polarization and 23-karat gold-plated frames.

  2. Louis Vuitton – Stepping out in style is easy in these sunglasses designed by this Paris-based company known for luxury goods and its trademark LV monogram.

  3. Thom Browne – This New York City company boasts sunglasses for international fashion-setters like Hamilton with traditional and classic styles such as aviators and wayfarers.

  4. Mulberry – Made in the shade, select styles of these Italian sunglasses feature biodegradable and recyclable materials for environmentally conscious consumers.

  5. Hugo Boss – From edgy to vintage to classic, sunglasses from this Germany-based company complement any look. 

  6. Persol – This Italian company is known for designing handmade sunglasses — like its famed Steve McQueen collection — for driving enthusiasts.

  7. Illesteva – These handmade sunglasses are a must-have accessory from this New York City-based company that emphasizes a modern design.

  8. Tom Ford – American to the core, Tom Ford sunglasses add a timeless vibe to any look, no matter the occasion.

  9. PRADA – Sporty sunglasses you can get behind, these Italian sunnies are a staple for active lifestyles like Hamilton’s.

  10. DITA – Versatility is the name of the game for these Japanese-made sunglasses known for  beloved flight-inspired shades.

Lewis Hamilton’s winning formula

From tearing up the race course with other F1 drivers to relaxing with friends, Lewis Hamilton is always accessorizing with sunglasses that are both functional and fashionable. 

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