Ahead of the 100th Formula One race in China, McLaren driver Lando Norris and Williams driver George Russell unveiled new helmets for the weekend. Norris’ helmet sported his name emblazoned in Chinese, which was quite fitting, given the location of the race this weekend.
Meanwhile, Williams driver George Russell’s new lid bore a resemblance to the helmet of a certain Juan Pablo Montoya. The Colombian sported the same colours during his Formula One days. Coincidentally, Montoya is a former Williams F1 driver himself and has been quite successful inspite of not winning any title.
Sneak peek at something a bit special for the 1000th @F1 race! 🤩
— George Russell (@GeorgeRussell63) April 9, 2019
As expected, the jokes and memes came flooding in and Mercedes were one of the first to poke fun.
We Juan-der who it could be? 🤔
— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) April 9, 2019
It's 1 (Juan) Helmet. pic.twitter.com/4WQYd1BDkK
— Jack Rose (@jack_rose10) April 9, 2019
— AlePiro98 (@AlePiro98) April 9, 2019
That’s JUANbelievable 😉 pic.twitter.com/o9EN68pPXQ
— Jack Rudd (@jackrudd01) April 9, 2019
For now, Lando Norris and George Russell are looking forward to the Chinese GP and will be hoping for a good result.