Max Verstappen on a one-off design
In the first part of a new series, Red Bull’s Dutch star explains why he went for all-over orange at this year’s Belgian Grand Prix
This was a special design just for the Belgian Grand Prix and I hope everyone liked it. I’ve used a bit of orange on my helmet design in the past, certainly on last year’s, but you couldn’t really see a lot of it. There wasn’t enough to make the design visible from the trackside, so I decided to make this version fully orange since we’d got so many Dutch fans coming to Spa this year.
I chose a chrome finish, which is cool because you see a reflection in it. It gives a nice effect, and it works well with the branding because it looks like the Orange Edition Red Bull can.
The finishing touch is the lion [a recurrent element in heraldic symbols in the Low Countries, including the coat of arms of the Kingdom of the Netherlands] on the top, which is something I’ve started including in the design this year. I think it looks really good!