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Ricciardo unveils special helmet design for US GP

  • Published on 01 Nov 2019 09:43
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Daniel Ricciardo has unveiled a special helmet design for the US Grand Prix, which differs greatly from his usual 2019 colours. 

The Australian has opted for a predominantly white design with the logo of the Texas Longhorns, a team that plays Division 1 NCAA football.

Ricciardo previously used a revised helmet design at the Chinese Grand Prix earlier this year, when Formula 1 celebrated its 1000th race.

Speaking about his new design, Ricciardo stated that he wanted to "tip his hat" to the Longhorns after he attended a game in 2018.

"The long and short of it is: I love Austin," Ricciardo said. "The first year we visited here, I fell in love with the place, the people and the atmosphere; it speaks my language!

"Last year, I finally went to a Texas Longhorns game and it was an awesome experience so I thought this year I’d tip my hat to them.

"I normally try and do something Austin themed here and I thought the Longhorns was a cool one with the idea to do a Football helmet; it’s pretty special and I’d like to show some love to the city!”

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  • JuJuHound

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    Ironically it seems these helmets desings are the only thing bringing happines to Daniel this year.

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    • Nov 1 2019 - 09:50
    • Dert38

      Posts: 125

      can't agree with this yes unlucky in Mexico but most active in the end

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      • Nov 1 2019 - 11:27
  • damn, that looks so good

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    • Nov 1 2019 - 14:06
  • Renault was Ric's last resort when neither Ferrari or Merc' were available. Considering their position, I have more faith in McLaren. So he done goofed on his choices, and unless he is incredibly proud, I could very well see him returning to RBH if the French won't fly.

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    • Nov 1 2019 - 18:01

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