Monza (Italy): Lewis Hamilton claimed the limelight on Thursday when he sported a mop of newly-dyed blond hair. It remains to be seen if his father and family approve of the new bleached-boy look, trapped albeit beneath a reversed baseball cap.

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton at Monza yesterday. Pic/Getty Images

His hair, or that part of it that was on view, was the first thing to grab the attention as photographers made a trail and cameras whirred. “I am in an experimental stage of my life,” he explained. But, the hair, why? He was asked. “Because I can...” came the response.