Formula 1 Star Esteban Ocon Is Finally Getting a Stylist

GQ: Did the win in Hungary change your life? If you wakened the subsequent morning, did you’re feeling completely different in any form of substantive method?
No. However I wakened and had a pair of slippers [next to my bed] that mentioned “Winner” on them. No—that is not true. That is not true in any respect.

Did you sleep with the trophy?
Oh, yeah. Effectively, I stored it in mattress, after which I let it go through the evening. However yeah, I did. I feel the win introduced confidence in the truth that we’re working in the suitable path. And I feel that is excellent, as a result of there’s nothing extra rewarding than working exhausting and seeing that it is working.

How does it really feel to see Formulation 1 increase its attain into different cultural spheres? Fashion is obviously a big one. Does it really feel just like the expectation has modified when it comes to what number of completely different stuff you contact as a public determine?
Yeah. I imply, it is superior. It actually exhibits how good the game is for the time being and the way a lot curiosity it brings to not solely hardcore followers, however to the entire public. I can really feel that once I exit for work or once I go to the grocery store at residence or one thing like that, I see individuals recognizing me, and asking for footage, and stuff. I feel, normally, Netflix has helped. There’s a variety of curiosity from all of the individuals, and that is improbable.

What was it like seeing the Berluti x Alpine assortment come collectively, and getting that window into the high-fashion house?
Yeah, it is mega. It is mega as a result of yesterday, they delivered me some garments earlier than an occasion we had final evening. We took some footage for social media. It is such a cool model, and it truly is class. It isn’t one thing that I am notably an professional on, however if you gown up generally properly, and I’ve for Berluti occasions, it seems to be good.

Have you ever picked up some tips on your personal private type from the expertise?
Yeah. When some execs are serving to you to decorate up, I assume it will probably’t be higher. Subsequent Saturday truly, we’re having a… How do you name it? Designer. No. Stylist, stylist. There is a stylist that is going to assist me gown how I need and all that, in order that’s cool.

Does that really feel like a pure step for you?
Effectively, daily that we come to work on the paddock, we’re at all times dressed the identical. It at all times needs to be black denims. Needs to be the sneakers from the crew equipment. Needs to be the identical sort of T-shirt each time. So to decorate in a different way and to have the expertise of professional individuals serving to you, it is cool as a result of I had no expertise of that earlier than. It opens up prospects, and also you uncover stuff, which is cool.

Ocon, driving previous a Valentino retailer

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