Renault first team to sell branded face masks

Jamie Woodhouse
Renault face mask

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Renault have become the first Formula 1 team to add branded face masks to their official merchandise store.

Esteban Ocon is perhaps part of the inspiration after he generated some attention for arriving at the planned 2020 season-opener in Melbourne wearing a face mask.

And there isn’t just one standard mask that Renault have produced, there are several options available.

The first one is in their traditional black-and-yellow colours with their logo in the top corner.

The other is plain black, but both designs do include the logo of DP World who are Renault’s new title sponsor.

Currently a single mask costs €4.99, while a ‘week pack’ of five masks comes in at €24.95.

Or you can purchase 10 in a ‘family pack’ for €49.99. All profits are going to be donated to associations.

Renault report that the masks have a 90% protection efficiency against COVID-19 and can be used continuously for four hours before they need to be washed.

You can check out the full range here.

The French manufacturer are set to conduct a private test at the Red Bull Ring next week from June 16-17 as they prepare for the 2020 season.

The campaign will begin at the Red Bull Ring with the Austrian Grand Prix from July 3-5 in the first of back-to-back race weekends at the Red Bull-owned track.

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