“Special One for a Special Weekend”: Max Verstappen Unveils Stunning New Helmet Design for Miami GP

Published 05/04/2022, 7:49 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – April 24, 2022 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen after winning the race REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

With Formula 1 going racing in Miami for the first time, the Red Bull driver, Max Verstappen, revealed a special helmet. Drawing inspiration from Miami-inspired elements, including the palm trees and some striking colors, it sure looks stunning.

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Adding some Miami vice flavor to the helmet, the Dutchman described it as one of his favorite helmets till now. “I am definitely looking forward to using this on; so hope you guys like it as well,” said Max. He also revealed special mini helmets that fans could buy to celebrate the first edition of the Miami GP.

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Formula 1 having the Miami fever

Formula 1 is running high on the Miami fever and Max Verstappen isn’t the only one with a new helmet. Scuderia AlphaTauri driver, Pierre Gasly also has a new helmet for this historic weekend. Releasing a new helmet design via NFT, the French driver showed us a glimpse. Featuring vaporwave aesthetics, the helmet will surely be turning heads when the 26-year-old hits the track on Friday. Not only that, users who redeem this NFT can visit the Monaco paddock in 2023, get to meet Pierre, and also get a host of Pierre Gasly Merchandise.

Apart from that, drivers have been taking the time to explore the sunny city of Miami and have been making headlines. From the beautiful beaches to drivers attending high-profile events in the city, F1 is making a lot of buzz. Hailed as the new Monaco GP, the Miami race is expected to welcome a lot of celebrities to the paddock.

 

The buzz is getting even bigger as almost a quarter of a million are expected to attend the event. Such a large attendance only confirms Formula 1’s push to become a popular sport in the USA.

What are the teams expecting from this weekend?

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Imola saw the Red Bulls finish an iconic 1-2 as they capitalized on Ferrari’s misfortune. A costly mistake by Charles Leclerc gave McLaren a surprise podium, while Mercedes capped off a disastrous weekend.

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Ferrari is bringing new parts this weekend but not major per se. Ferrari Team Principal Mattia Binotto hinted that they will bring bigger updates after the Miami race. Meanwhile, things are looking for the Red Bull camp as the long straights might just play to their strengths. Mercedes will be looking to improve their form this weekend; as they hinted that significant new parts will be arriving.

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What do you think about Max’s helmet and do you like it as much as we do? Do let us know in the comment section.

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Vaibhav Aatreya

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Vaibhav Aatreya is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. His ever-growing passion for the sport, combined with his willingness to learn the inside workings of Formula 1, led him to pursue his graduation in Mechanical Engineering. Having been following the world of motorsports for many years now, Vaibhav loves to pen down his thoughts, giving his take on the ongoings in the sport.

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