This weekend’s race at the Paul Ricard circuit marks a home grand prix for both Grosjean and Gasly.
And, as is becoming tradition at home races, they have a new look to go with it.
— Romain Grosjean (@RGrosjean) June 20, 2019
Explaining the new lid’s design, Grosjean said: “Last year, obviously, I did blue, white, red which is a very nice one, but this year I wanted to do something a bit different so I contacted Richard Orlinski because I’m a big fan of his artwork and I met him here last year and I sent him a white piece of paper and I said can you produce a helmet (design) for me for the French Grand Prix?
“And he answered yes, I would love to and I was super excited about it and then I received the artwork and I think it does represent Richard very well in the way that the design is done.
“It’s very very different to anything I’ve been wearing up to date so I like it even more and I think it’s just great that it’s part of the whole show. Richard is doing the trophy for the podium, we can see the ‘Kong’ everywhere around the racetrack and I know there will be my helmet racing on track so it’s pretty cool.”
His compatriot Gasly is also running a new-look helmet for his home grand prix.
— Aston Martin Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) June 20, 2019