LEWIS HAMILTON begins his bid to win a fourth Formula One world title this weekend when he attempts to clinch victory in the Australian Grand Prix.
Hamilton has already made a blistering impression in Melbourne by being the fasted in practice in his Mercedes as he looks to regain the crown he lost to Nico Rsoberg last year.
And off the track the 32-year-old British ace is so settled in mind the only distraction he has is where to house his growing shoe collection.
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Hamilton said: “I’m no chick, but I have a lot of shoes. I have no more space in my apartment.
“I’m pretty sure all my trophies are in storage.
“Yes, there are trainers that have not been touched, but that’s the exception not the rule.
“I’ve never tried to design so I couldn’t honestly tell you whether I’ll be good at it.
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“I do love clothes, though, and it’d be really cool to be able to have my own trainers one day.”
In a revealing interview lifestyle magazine FS, Hamilton says he is finally comfortable being allowed to express his true personality around the F1 paddock.
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That has seen him take a keen interest in the global fashion industry while also exploring with music, writing over 250 songs.
He added: “Finding my own style and being comfortable with it has really been a journey and gradually I found my own way.
“Right now I am happier than ever in terms of comfort. I’m more comfortable in the paddock than ever before
“When you’re a racing driver and you’re working for these big corporate companies, it’s hard to be vulnerable and to connect.
“It’s always ‘How do the tyres feel?’ And they ask you every frickin’ weekend so most of the time its, ‘They feel the same as always’.
“But you can say what you want with music, you can spill your heart out if you want.
“You can say s*** you wanna say and not be bothered by which sponsors are gonna be upset.”