Max Verstappen intends to keep it Dutch with a new helmet design as the Red Bull star attempts to win his home race at Zandvoort next weekend.
Reigning world champion Max Verstappen has revealed an updated helmet design that draws inspiration from the colors of the Dutch flag for his home race. the Dutch Grand Prix, which comes after the summer break at the end of August.
The top spot in the 2023 Formula 1 drivers championship is currently held by the two-time world champion midway through the season.
The Dutchman is eager to show off his skills in front of his army of devoted supporters in the upcoming Dutch Grand Prix, where he stands a remarkable 125 points ahead of Sergio Perez, his Red Bull teammate.
The two-time World Champion has now unveiled a unique helmet design for the race at Zandvoort next weekend despite Formula 1 currently being on a summer break.
Verstappen used a unique helmet for his home race the previous year and yet again this year, he has updated the design.
Verstappen walked fans through the one-off colors he will be sporting for his home race, which will likely be a sea of orange-clad spectators at Zandvoort, in a video the Red Bull driver released on social media to reveal the one-off helmet.
“Hi everyone, as you can see, Dutch flag [on the table], probably means something related to Zandvoort,” he said in a video published on social media. “We are having a new helmet again.
“You can see, it’s pretty Dutch, surprise!
“So this time we’re going more with the [Dutch] flag. So of course on the top we have the full flag within the lion logo.
“But then of course on the side, one side is blue the other side is red – and of course you can see it all comes together at the back.
“I think it’s a great end result,” added Verstappen. “I hope it will look good on track as well, I hope that you [the fans] like it as well.
“And of course, if you want to get my mini [scale model] helmets, you can get them on Verstappen.com.”
Since the Dutch Grand Prix returned to the calendar in 2021, Verstappen has won both races at Zandvoort. The circuit underwent major renovations to achieve the standard necessary to host modern-day Formula 1 races.