Formula 1 travels to Italy for the 8th race of the season. The Italian Grand Prix in Monza will mark the first stop of the 3 Italian races that feature on the calendar this year. Sebastian Vettel is in his last season with Ferrari. Vettel, to make his Italian stint a little special, has decided to go into the race with a custom helmet.
Sebastian Vettel has been with Ferrari since 2015. Being associated with the Italian side for 6 years, Vettel spent a lot of his time in Italy. Spending the last season with the Prancing Stallions, Vettel decided to pay his tribute to the fans for their constant support.
“This is the helmet that I’ll race in this year’s, Italian Grand Prix, and as you can see it is based on my normal design with the German flag running across the helmet. But it also has the Italian flag sitting underneath.
“The last years have been obviously very special to me. Spending my time, a lot of time in Italy, and the Italian team Ferrari. Therefore, it’s a small way to express that love and the story with all the Tifosis in the last years behind me on this year’s helmet design.
“I’m looking forward to race it,” Vettel stated.
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) September 4, 2020
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The helmet rocks a hue of black and orange and contains a graphical impression of a pizza with the unfurled Italian flag flowing across it. Surely it is one of the most aesthetically appealing helmets in recent times.
— ESPN F1 (@ESPNF1) September 3, 2020
The British racer was seen modeling with his new helmet and a few slices of pizza. Seems like Norris was having some fun, hopefully he’d have fun while racing at Monza as well.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmPhdwbBZ5E]
The Italian Grand Prix marks Ferrari’s return to its backyard. However, considering the lackluster performance that the scarlet side has displayed over the course of this season, a top-notch performance seems highly unlikely.
Ferrari has been suffering a weak engine unit for what seems like ages. Although the team is looking at multiple options to bolster its performance, it is difficult to come across a viable solution at the drop of a hat.
With 3 races scheduled to be held in Italy this year, Ferrari has a mountain to climb if it is to please the Tifosi. Following the Italian Grand Prix, we have the Tuscan Grand Prix. The race at Mugello would be a milestone in Formula 1 history as it marks Ferrari’s 1000th race, hopefully the Prancing Stallion will deliver a respectable race to its fans.