Formula 1 driver may not be the most obvious of bearded sports, but the Brazil Grand Prix showed the drivers finally awakening to the power of the beard.
I make that 7 beards! Both Toro Rosso drivers (top right) Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Éric Vergne, and (bottom row left to right) Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Sebastien Vettel, and both Mclaren drivers Jenson Button and Sergio Perez. What a fantastic effort from a beard backward sport.
Lewis Hamilton is worth a shout for persevering over the last few years in a sport that requires a tight fitting helmet.
He’s gone for the chin strap beard, and has done for a few years now. Maybe as a reaction to being such a babyfaced rookie when he started at the top table of motor racing. We can only speculate that his off and on relationship with Nicole Scherzinger was due to her wanting him to grow a bigger beard.
The best beard of the lot has to be Jenson Button’s ginger number.
Well done Formula One, you’re on the way up!