Formula 1 lifted the ban on a single helmet design per season a few years ago, and that has allowed drivers to debut colors at almost every grand prix. Many take advantage of special places, such as new races, as happened in Miami in 2022, or emblematic stages, such as Monaco, but the home date is always special.
This is what they have thought at Ferrari, that in addition to having a special decoration with the Giallo Modena on the back of their car at the Italian Grand Prix, their drivers will wear helmets in tune with the yellow added in the F1-75.
In the case of Carlos Sainz, it will have a completely yellow design, with some small red touches in reference to the Spanish flag at the bottom, in addition to keeping his usual #55 on the sides and the logo of the 75th anniversary of the Maranello team. at the top.
His teammate, Charles Leclerc, has been no less, and the Monegasque will have the same yellow colours, although in his case, he will not add a different tone except that of the Italian flag replacing that of his country throughout the helmet .
Another new design, despite not being at home, is Esteban Ocon, who wanted to pay homage to one of the most beloved drivers in Monza and who became a legend in the team that celebrates his home race there.
The Frenchman has emulated Michael Schumacher’s helmet with orange colors that resemble those of the Kaiser in his years at Ferrari. He has also added the dragon that used to be seen in the German and the stars that dominated the top of the design, where the Eiffel Tower can also be seen to preserve the touch of the Alpine pilot.
“I am very excited to show you my new and special helmet for the Italian Grand Prix,” said the Frenchman. “A lot of emotions, obviously, looking at this helmet now, everything that represents me as a driver is here. It’s a tribute to the great Michael Schumacher, with all his victories in Italy, which you can see here [on the back of the helmet], but coming to Monza, I remembered all his wins with the red helmet leading the races.”
“My passion for Formula 1 and everything I do to push to get to the top is thanks to Michael,” said Ocon. “Everything you see is Michael’s ideas, with the dragon, plus the Eiffel Tower on top, which is always with me. My signature comes from his, and everything that has inspired me and all my designs from the karting that my father used to do, they looked a lot like this”.
“I’ve worn this color a lot so far, the fluorine red that defined me as a rider, and I’m delighted to wear this helmet at the Italian Grand Prix, I hope it brings me luck,” concluded the Alpine rider.
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