The 2023 Formula 1at Silverstone saw Max Verstappen take pole position, with Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton joining him on the podium. However seemingly it was Brad Pitt who really seemed to steal the show, as filming commenced for his new film Apex (rumoured name).
At 59 years of age, Brad Pitt never fails to thrill, looking effortlessly entrancing, in his APXGP racing suit and aviator sunglasses.
Silverstone was the first track to every hold a Formula 1 event back in 1950. So it makes sense to set the film at such a historic track, with Pitt's character "Sonny Hayes" a retired Formula 1 driver, who comes out of retirement to mentor his rookie team mate, Joshua Pearce, played by Damson Idris.
In the fast-paced world of Formula 1, style is not confined to the race cars alone. The drivers of the 1980s and 1990s not only showcased their skills on the track but also their impeccable fashion sense, often complemented by a pair of sleek and stylish sunglasses.
Those eras were marked by a spirit of boldness and self-expression, both on and off the race track. Formula 1 drivers became style icons, captivating audiences with their larger-than-life personalities and fashionable choices. Sunglasses became a vital accessory, shielding their eyes from the intense glare while exuding a sense of confidence and individuality.
Lewis Hamilton owns the Company producing ApexGT - Pictured wearing red vintage inspired Dior sunglasses
Formula 1 drivers of this era embraced a diverse range of sunglasses styles, each reflecting their unique persona. From aviators to wraparounds, the sunglasses choices were as varied as the drivers themselves. Some favoured classic designs with sleek metal frames, while others opted for futuristic and sporty aesthetics, mirroring the cutting-edge technology of their racing machines.
Numerous racing legends of that era left an indelible mark with their signature sunglasses. From Ayrton Senna sporting his iconic red-framed shield sunglasses to Alain Prost donning sleek aviators, each driver had their own style that added to their aura both on and off the track. These sunglasses became synonymous with their racing prowess, forever etched in the memories of Formula 1 enthusiasts.