Formula 1 in the US is rapidly growing in popularity, thanks in part to Drive to Survive on Netflix. So the FIA and Liberty Media are working to bring the sport even more into the country with their new Grand Prix. In addition to the US Grand Prix in Austin later this year, we can now also enjoy the Miami GP that will take place this weekend.
The Formula 1 teams themselves are also busy celebrating the arrival of the new Grand Prix, for example goods This is inspired by Miami Vice. Max Verstappen is going one step further and this weekend he will be wearing a special helmet.
The Dutch world champion announced the helmet via a video clip on his Instagram page. If you also want to display the helmet yourself at home, it will be possible soon. Through the Verstappen store, you can get a replica of the helmet in two variants: one in 1:2 scale and one in 1:4 scale.
The important Grand Prix for Verstappen
Verstappen will want to shine this weekend, not only with his new helmet, but also with his performance on the track. The Dutchman managed astonishingly to collect the most points in Imola and thus narrow the gap with rival Charles Leclerc.
The gap is still only 27 pips and the momentum is currently on Verstappen’s side. If the Red Bull Racing driver can stick with that and make the gap smaller, the pressure will increase dramatically on Leclerc.