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

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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!

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