“Like the 90s” – Daniel Ricciardo Teases Miami-Special F1 Helmet During the Sumptuous Opening Party

Published 05/05/2022, 5:29 AM EDT
Formula One F1- Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – December 2, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo during the press conference Hassan Ammar/Pool via REUTERS

Cowboy Boots! Hat! Mustache! And now a special Miami Themed helmet awaits Daniel Ricciardo fans. Though the Mclaren star has only revealed sly details, we certainly can’t wait! Daniel Ricciardo likes to match the theme of the places he is going to race at. The driver has previously donned exciting looks ahead of special races.

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Ricciardo’s helmet designs are especially intriguing. Often lauded for the most stylish helmets, the Honey Badger knows how to make a statement in an F1 car.

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Daniel Ricciardo will have a special helmet for Miami

The Miami GP has been a special wait for the Formula 1 fraternity. And the opening party delivered the anticipated excitement, as fans gathered to see their new favorite athletes. With F1’s outrageous growth in America, Miami has proven to be the right destination to host a race. With extremely enthusiastic fans and an unmatched welcoming spirit, we’re excited for this one!

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During the opening party, the McLaren camp received an obvious fan favorite cheer. However, it wasn’t until Ricciardo revealed what his helmet design was going to be like, that everyone was on high alert.

Trying hard not to reveal too much, the 32-year-old said: “Hi everyone, I don’t know I’ve got a special helmet that I’m um. It’s like a little bit of a tip of the cap to Miami and like the 90s, um, you’ll see. But its hopefully you’ll like it whoever was born in this kind of generation.” 

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Why helmet designs are important to drivers?

Ricciardo has always tried to be notably creative with his helmets. Often using the artistic power of graffiti, the McLaren star puts a thought process into the making. As for this year, he chose the color peach and stressed the theme of “Momentum”. The animal “Honey Badger” is also very symbolic and a recurring theme for Ricciardo. Notably, he is even associated with the animal and is proudly called “the Honey Badger”.

Formula One F1 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Jose Carlos Pace Circuit, Sao Paulo, Brazil – November 11, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

Understandably, helmets are very important to many drivers. They can be used to represent the drivers’ journey or even special events. In fact, many of them nowadays use it to promote global messages. Helmets are a pure form of thought to a driver and hold special importance to them.

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Khyati Yadav

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Khyati Yadav is an F1 writer at EssentiallySports. She is a Hospitality Graduate and a huge fan of Lando Norris. She believes that F1 as a sport deserves a lot more attention and is intrigued by the process that goes behind the making of a car and the hard work that goes into the setting up of any Grand Prix.

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