McLaren F1 Drivers Seek To Go ‘Retro’ With Helmet Designs In Monaco

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The McLaren F1 team are preparing for a retro-style outing at the Monaco Grand Prix later this weekend, sporting their classic orange-blue livery on one of the cars and their entire racing kit.

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The main purpose is to pay homage to McLaren’s association with Gulf Oil, which began in 1968. Therefore, given the importance of this weekend, Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo will also be fine-tuning their designs for helmets to achieve a perfectly retro look. look at their outfit.

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So far this season, Norris has preferred to go for a protective helmet that combines a combination of green and blue, similar to his Quadrant E-sports team.

Meanwhile, for the Aussie, it’s the green, purple, and orange letters with some gray in the background.

What did Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo say?

As reported by Race Fans, the Briton explained that he has yet to see the final result of his unique helmet design for the Monaco GP.

I actually hope he arrives on time. Because very often they don’t,” he said.

So what could the design be? Well, Norris added that his helmet will have “a Gulf livery, my design but the Gulf colors. And a little old-school retro. A little flashback. I think it’s gonna look pretty cool.

Formula 1 F1 – Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – April 18, 2021 Max Verstappen of Red Bull and Lando Norris of McLaren after finishing first and third respectively in pool via REUTERS / Bryn Lennon

Meanwhile, Ricciardo felt his design might not look particularly like the Gulf livery, but clarified that it would still fit. “retroWhich will coincide with the history of McLaren.

I’m going to do some retro,” he said. “Still with McLaren history, not necessarily as a Gulf livery.

More beautiful than the current McLaren livery: Norris

The double podium told his boss, Zak Brown, that he liked the unique racing livery more than their usual papaya colors.

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I told Zak it looked even better than our current livery. But he didn’t seem so convinced by it,” he said. “But I think it’s great, I think it’s a great opportunity for both of us and especially in Monaco. I think it brings it all together, and it’s quite unique.

Formula 1 F1 – Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – Lando Norris of McLaren in action during the REUTERS / Guglielmo Mangiapane race

All in all, a very enthusiastic weekend awaits the British racing team in the classic streets of Monaco. With the new design, both pilots have found their shape. Therefore, a lot of positive points to consider in preparing for the weekend.

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So, can McLaren succeed in finishing its retro weekend perfectly, by securing a podium or rather an improbable victory in the race?

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