The organizers of the Formula 1 Mexico City Grand Prix in 2022 announced that the driver who achieves pole position will receive a special prize, since he will have in his possession replicas of the helmets of the brothers Pedro Rodríguez and Ricardo Rodríguez, a very historic award that is part of the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Mexican GP.
The replicas have been designed jointly by the Fangio Foundation and the organizing committee. In 2021, the foundation of the multiple Argentine champion already delivered a replica helmet of the South American to Valtteri Bottas, who achieved pole position that same year.
“It is a great honor to collaborate again with the Fangio Foundation to be able to give an invaluable gift to the driver who makes the Pole Position in our event. The Rodríguez Brothers are a benchmark of motorsports not only in Mexico, but also in Latin America and around the world. I am I am sure that in the same way that Valtteri was honored to receive the Fangio replica, the 2022 poleman will be when he receives these two helmets, right on Ricardo’s 60th anniversary and six decades since the arrival of F1 in our country,” said Federico González Compeán.
Ricardo holds the record for being the youngest Ferrari driver to take part in a Formula 1 Grand Prix, while Pedro is a global icon, having won two Grands Prix as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 24 Hours of Daytona.
Ricardo’s helmet has a special meaning for Mexico, since in the first edition of the Mexican GP, an appointment that was not part of the official F1 calendar, he lost his life in an accident on the banked curve.
The Mexico City Grand Prix will be the penultimate round of the 2022 season. After the visit to the country’s capital, the highest category will move to Brazil and Abu Dhabi, where they will put an end to this season.
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