Lewis Hamilton wants to make amends and expresses exactly this on the August cover of British GQ.
The F1 superstar made headlines last December when he poked fun at his young nephew for wearing a dress. Sharing the clip on social media, he wrote at the time: “boys don’t wear princess dresses.”
Social media lit him all the way up and he later apologised.
Now, he takes it a step further, by covering the magazine in a skirt – a Scottish kilt.
Inside the issue, the 33-year-old addressed the matter head on. His words below…
“I still hold regret for it today, but ultimately I think it’s important in life for people to be held accountable for their actions and particularly their words, and I was.
‘I’ve been through quite a lot [of criticism], although there are things I regret in my life, I wouldn’t go back and change them, because if I did I wouldn’t be the man I am today, I wouldn’t have the mindset I have today.
I wouldn’t have grown if I hadn’t fallen and stumbled and gotten back up. A lot of the getting back up from the things I have experienced has been so tough that I didn’t think I would make it through, particularly with [what happened recently].”
Beyond rocking tartan Tommy Hilfiger skirts, Hamilton is also flexing his musical muscles. He appears on Christina Aguilera‘s ‘Liberation’ track ‘Pipe’ under the mysterious alias XNDA.