Verstappen unveils special helmet ahead of home Dutch GP

Verstappen is looking for his third straight win at Zandvoort since its return to the F1 calendar.

-

Max Verstappen honours the Netherlands flag in his latest Formula 1 helmet ahead of the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix.

The helmet features his nation’s tricolours of red, white and blue and is adorned with a lion a Dutch national symbol, and a personal one for the world champion.

He will hope to give the home fans even more to cheer about by claiming a third straight victory around the Zandvoort circuit, in front of the passionate Orange Army.

“The Dutch flag is of course related to the Dutch GP at Zandvoort.” Verstappen said on his YouTube channel. “I will be using a special helmet design there, that as you can see, is pretty Dutch.

““I thought to go more with the red-white-blue flag this time. On the top of the helmet, we have the full flag with the lion logo on it.” Verstappen added. “Then one side is blue and the other side is red. That comes together at the back of the helmet.

“I think it’s a great looking result and hope it will look good on track as well. I hope you will like it as well!”

Verstappen’s Zandvoort wins

Following an impressive qualifying in 2021 in which his DRS didn’t work, the reigning world champion went on to dominate the race to regain the lead of the championship.

He controlled the gap to title-rival Lewis Hamilton and responded to cover off any pit stops after navigating his way past Valtteri Bottas, who briefly attempted to hold him up.

In 2022, the champion really had to work for his win. Clever Mercedes strategy put his race-leading position in jeopardy as both Hamilton and George Russell opted for hard tyres and gained track position over Verstappen.

Following a couple of safety cars, the Dutchman expertly timed his restart, leaving no margin for error as he was fractionally behind Hamilton at the start-finish line. On that day, he went on to win by four seconds from Russell.

For the race weekend in 2022, he had paid tribute to his father, Jos, replicating one of the senior Verstappen‘s lids from when he was racing in F1.

It remains to be seen whether he will claim a third straight victory at Zandvoort, or if there is a surprise in store from the chasing pack.

Where is the next F1 2023 race?

F1 will return from its summer break with the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix from Zandvoort on August 25-27, where championship leader Max Verstappen will be racing on home soil.

Brandon Sutton
Brandon is an alumni of an NCTJ and BJTC Liverpool John Moores University course, and has been with Total-Motorsport.com for over a year now. He enjoys covering all forms of motorsport but particularly focuses on Formula 1, and Brandon loves to debate various topics of the sport and other interests, especially if that topic doesn't have an open/shut answer such as the GOAT debate.
- Advertisment -

LATEST NEWS

Red Bull bosses agree on Liam Lawson F1 prospects in 2025

0
Christian Horner and RB CEO Peter Bayer refused to back Liam Lawson's prospects for a full-time Formula 1 drive...

After Carlos Sainz’s Mercedes denial, why does his future remain an enigma?

0
Ferrari swinging the axe on Carlos Sainz's career in scarlet must have stung, but the Spaniard at least had...

Where does Charles Leclerc rank 2024 Monaco Grand Prix win?

0
Charles Leclerc is a race winner for the first time in almost two years as the Ferrari ace crushed...

What we learned from the 2024 Monaco Grand Prix

0
The 2024 Monaco Grand Prix may not have served up a classic, but it wasn’t short on storylines as...

Look away Checo – Horner praises Perez’s F1 rival as star fights for Red...

0
Christian Horner insists Red Bull will make a decision about Sergio Perez's Red Bull future "in the fullness of...

F1 Winners and Losers of 2024 Monaco GP

0
Charles Leclerc vanquished his Monte Carlo demons to finally take victory at his home race, while Red Bull continued...

F1 Driver Ratings – Monaco GP 2024

0
Charles Leclerc was in dreamland as the Ferrari driver finally celebrated an elusive victory at home race at the...

2024 Indy 500 Race Results

0
Josef Newgarden joined an elite group of drivers by winning the Indy 500 for the second consecutive year in...

Newgarden takes sensational Indy 500 win after epic battle for glory

0
The Indianapolis 500 never fails to excite and even a four-hour rain delay couldn't dampen the drama for IndyCar's...

2024 Indy 500: Results and Highlights as Newgarden wins

0
Welcome to this Total Motorsport live blog for the 2024 Indy 500, is among the most prestigious motorsport events...
- Advertisment -
Exit mobile version