Although a month is still missing for the preseason tests and two for the start of the official calendar -and the closure of the FIA investigation on the last date of 2021 that crowned Max Verstappen -is still pending, theFormula 1 already began to fuck his 2022.And the Dutchman already has his "battle clothes" ready to go for the defense of the title.This Thursday, the new design of his helmet revealed, with many details in gold and the number "1" that identifies him as a current champion.
"I didn't see it yet, so we'll see how it looks," said Red Bull's pilot at the start of a video he shared on his social networks.
"As you can see, there is a little more gold.Even the "gives you wings" (ndr: slogan that identifies the energy drink brand that gives its name to your team) is in gold.Looks great.The lion on the top is now totally gold.
Verstappen - who until last year used the "33" - will be the first pilot to run with the "1" in his helmet and in his car since 2014, when Sebastian Vettel, winner of the title in 2013, chose him to also identify hisRed Bull.
Since then, despite the fact that the queen category regulations allow the champion to place that number in his car, there was no "1" in the grid.Lewis Hamilton, winner in 2014, 15, 17, 28, 19 and 20, always chose to run with the "44" that accompanies him since his times in karting.And Nico Rosberg, who was crowned in 2016, did not have the chance to use it because he retired days after conquering the title and did not run the following year.
The choice of Dutch did not surprise anyone.At the end of 2021, still in the middle of the celebrations of his first title, he had warned: "Yes, I will use the '1'.How many times can that be done?Maybe it's the only time I can in my life.I think it is the best number there is.I will definitely put it in the car ".
That special number is not the only element of the helmet that will identify Verstappen as the champion."Of course, I also asked for a small star at the back, for my victory in the championship," said Mad Max, showing that drawing with a "21" in the center.
"I decided not to change the design much, but a little colors: the parts that were previously red, are now basically totally golden.With all the small improvements and gold, I think it was very good.I hope everyone likes it, "the Dutch closed.
The new Red Bull helmet will soon be for sale, in two different sizes, so that all its fans can wear it or save it as a memory.
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