F1 Twitter Mocks Red Bull’s New ‘Spacesuit’ Racing Gear on Verstappen & Perez

Published 10/07/2021, 1:49 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 26, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen after finishing second in the race Pool via REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov


The upcoming Turkish Grand Prix is all set to be a memorable race weekend for Red Bull Racing and their engine supplier, Honda. The duo will be celebrating their 3-year union with a special one-off livery on both cars.

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This celebration was supposed to take place at the Japanese GP. But, to Honda’s dismal luck, the pandemic denied them a proper farewell from F1 with a race in front of the home crowd. Hence, Red Bull instead chose Turkey as the alternative. So, let’s look at the livery.

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Of course, the design looked absolutely stunning, almost resembling the 2020 AlphaTauri livery, except there’s no Black on this, and rather the usual ‘Red’ Red Bull logo on either side of the engine cover. And the fans, too, have offered positive reactions to this White livery.

However, it is the drivers’ racing gears that have caught the fans’ attention. There were quite a lot of hilarious opinions on the racing suits of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez. One of the fans even claimed the gear to look like the spacesuits, astronauts wear at NASA.

Twitter reacts to the new Red Bull racing gear

We managed to come across a handful of interesting opinions on Twitter, most of them being amusing. We’ve handpicked a few of them for the readers. Take a look at them!

Mercedes troll Red Bull’s one-off livery

The Brackley outfit mocked Red Bull’s new ‘White’ livery by relating the upcoming special weekend to Mercedes’ own that took place at the 2019 German Grand Prix around the Hockenheim Ring. There was immense hype around the race weekend, and the probability of a Mercedes 1-2 was high on cards.

But, in the end, Mercedes had an absolutely awful Grand Prix, as all they ultimately garnered was a measly 2 points, coming from Lewis Hamilton while his teammate crashed out.

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The only other team to celebrate such a weekend were McLaren, earlier in Monaco this season, cherishing a milestone with their long-term partners, Gulf Oil. And unlike for Mercedes, it was a rather peaceful outing for McLaren.

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Now, it’s Red Bull’s turn! But, the biggest question is, how will their weekend go? Will they follow McLaren’s success or endure Mercedes’ heartbreak?

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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