Lewis Hamilton rides out in the rain at the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Emilia-Romagna in Italy

Lewis Hamilton risks getting his designer clothes wet as he steps out in the rain at the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Emilia-Romagna in Italy

Lewis Hamilton risked getting his designer clothes wet as he stepped out in the pouring rain during the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Emilia-Romagna in Imola, Italy on Friday.

The racing driver, 37, cut a stylish figure in a white and teal knit sweater and black jeans, as he walked through the rain in a pair of black trainers.

He’s known for his sensational sense of style, and he didn’t fail to disappoint when he sported a £150 Nahmias Miracle Trucker hat.

Bad weather: Lewis Hamilton risked getting his designer clothes wet as he stepped out in the pouring rain during the Formula 1 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix in Imola, Italy on Friday

Lewis also donned a white mask as he sheltered under a black umbrella as he headed to practice.

After taking the wheel, Lewis came only 18th in a session that started on full wet tires before conditions improved enough for some to venture onto intermediates.

The battle for pole position has been brought forward to Friday to accommodate the first of three sprint rounds this season.

Qualifying will determine the grid for Saturday’s 21-lap scoreboard, with the sprint order setting the grid for Sunday’s main event.

Looking good: The racing driver, 37, cut a stylish figure in a white and teal knit sweater and black jeans, as he walked through the rain in a pair of black trainers

Looking good: The racing driver, 37, cut a stylish figure in a white and teal knit sweater and black jeans, as he walked through the rain in a pair of black trainers

It comes as Lewis and Serena Williams are reportedly backing Sir Martin Broughton’s bid to buy Chelsea FC, with the stars set to invest in buying the club from Stamford Bridge.

According to Sky News, the seven-time Formula 1 champion and 23-time Grand Slam winner are set to pledge £10million each in the deal, with Chelsea set to be sold for around £2.5billion.

A spokesman for Lewis said: “We can confirm that Lewis has joined Sir Martin Broughton’s bid, but the financial figure reported in the Sky article is not accurate.”

Martin, the former chairman of British Airways and Liverpool FC, has apparently been in talks with the duo for weeks.

Race: Lewis took part in a first test, only coming in 18th in a session that started with full wet tires before conditions improved enough for some to venture on intermediates

Race: Lewis took part in a first test, only coming in 18th in a session that started with full wet tires before conditions improved enough for some to venture on intermediates

Lewis has previously spoken about how he supports Chelsea’s London rivals Arsenal and has been a fan since he was five years old.

Sky News also claims that Lewis would “play an official role in Chelsea’s future efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion” if Martin’s bid is successful.

Chelsea have been on sale since March – shortly before Russian owner Roman Abramovich was hit with government sanctions over his links to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Raine Group, the bank overseeing the sale of Chelsea, could present its preferred bidder to the government as early as this week.

Partnership: Lewis Serena Williams is said to have backed Sir Martin Broughton's bid to buy Chelsea, with the stars ready to invest in buying the Stamford Bridge club

Partnership: Lewis Serena Williams is said to have backed Sir Martin Broughton’s bid to buy Chelsea, with the stars ready to invest in buying the Stamford Bridge club

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