WATCH: Max Verstappen Unveils Special Helmet Paying Homage to Red Bull’s Home F1 Track

Published 06/25/2021, 4:15 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 20, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates with a trophy on the podium after winning the race REUTERS/Yves Herman


It’s time for Red Bull’s home Grand Prix, and the team’s prodigy, Max Verstappen has a special helmet for the occasion. The Dutchman is just coming from a win at the French GP and hopes to deliver a win for his team on their home turf.

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Drivers often use their helmets to pay their respects to people close to them or to remind them of things, and it is only fair that Dutchman commemorates his team home track with his lid.

Max Verstappen has a special helmet for Red Bull’s home race

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The 23-year-old said, “Hi guys, of course, we are back here in Austria, home Grand Prix. And, of course with a home Grand Prix, we have a helmet reveal like every year, and what a surprise! Surprise, it’s yellow again.”

“Of course, its different yellow and design than what we had last year. As you can see there is a lot more blue in it. So I think it’s a bit of refreshment from what we had so far, and of course the names of all the corners on the helmet, which I think is a very nice touch.”

“But of course that’s not the only thing you can get. Because we have the mini ones, like always. I think this one again, super nice.

“And of course, the other one, little bit bigger, fortunately not just as big as my head. But both of them are, of course, available at Verstappen.com,” he concluded.

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Is Max set to win the Styrian Grand Prix?

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The Dutch driver won the previous round at Paul Ricard, managing to steal the lead from his rival, Lewis Hamilton in the closing laps of the race and bring home twenty-six points for the Milton-Keynes-based outfit.

Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – FIA Press Conference – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 17, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

Hence, Verstappen is looking confident as he prepares himself for the team’s home race at Red Bull Ring. He hopes to have another win under his belt and further extend his lead in the championship.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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