F1 News: Max Verstappen Reveals All-New Helmet As A Tribute To His Fans

Max Verstappen has introduced a new helmet design at the Spanish Grand Prix to honor his fans.
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In a heartfelt nod to his supporters and family heritage, Max Verstappen, the reigning Formula 1 champion, has introduced a striking new helmet design. Making its debut at the upcoming Spanish Grand Prix, the helmet features a vibrant orange color scheme—a tribute not only to his legion of fans but also to his father, Jos Verstappen, who donned a similar color during the 2000 European Football Championship.

Verstappen's new helmet color transcends mere aesthetic appeal, symbolizing the robust support he garners from his fans.

"This helmet certainly means a lot to me. The color makes it look very nice of course. But it is also a tribute to all the fan support I get. There are a few special races in Europe with a lot of orange fans and there I will definitely wear this helmet," Verstappen shared. The Dutch driver plans to wear this special gear during select European races, which traditionally see a heavy turnout of his orange-clad supporters.

While Verstappen prepares to celebrate his fans in such a personal way, his Red Bull Racing team faces challenges as they gear up for the Spanish Grand Prix. His teammate, Sergio Perez, will start the race with a three-place grid penalty. This penalty results from an incident during the Canadian Grand Prix, where Perez continued to the pits with a heavily damaged car despite safety risks, leading to the stewards imposing both a grid penalty and a $25,000 fine on Red Bull Racing. The team explained their decision:

"The team confirmed in the hearing that the driver had been advised to bring the car back to the pits as they were trying to avoid a Safety Car situation."

Despite these team challenges, Verstappen clinched victory at the chaotic and wet Canadian Grand Prix.


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Alex Harrington

ALEX HARRINGTON

Alex is the editor-in-chief of F1 editorial. He fell in love with F1 at the young age of 7 after hearing the scream of naturally aspirated V10s echo through his grandparents' lounge. That year he watched as Michael Schumacher took home his fifth championship win with Ferrari, and has been unable to look away since.