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Video: Verstappen presents a special helmet in tribute to his father

The home race is a very special moment for any driver on the Formula 1 grid, and it is something that not everyone can celebrate. However, arriving in your country as the absolute leader of the World Cup as the favorite to jump into the stands with every move on the track is within the reach of only a select few.

This is the case of Max Verstappen, who faces the Dutch Grand Prix stroking his second title in the highest category of motorsports at just 24 years old. On the occasion of the test in the always hot Zandvoort by all his fans dressed in orange clothing, the reigning world champion will debut a very emotional helmet design.

 

In addition to celebrating his triumphs, the father of the creature, Jos Verstappen, also had the opportunity to run 106 Formula 1 races, with very characteristic colors on his helmet. The Dutchman stood out for the use of white, red and blue, something that his son will rescue in the local family test.

“A special helmet for Zandvoort, and it’s one of the most personal for me,” Max Verstappen wrote on social media before sharing a video showing off the retro piece.

“It’s time to reveal another special helmet design, and here you can see one of my father’s vintage helmets up close, and of course the Dutch Grand Prix is coming up, so I thought it was a good time to say thank you all. the effort he made for me to be who I am now,” the Red Bull driver explained about Jos.

“I’ve made a new version of it [his father’s helmet], it has the Red Bull logo on the side, but you can see all the motifs on my father’s helmet, also with the logo he used on the back. , he continued. “There’s also mine upstairs, and it’s exciting and personal.”

“All the photos I have of when I was karting were with this helmet, and the iconic design,” said Max Verstappen before revealing that all his fans could get a miniature version, available for purchase in the driver’s shop.


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