Daniel Ricciardo, Valentino Rossi special helmet / Italian F1 GP[F1-Gate.com]

Daniel Ricciardo, special helmet for Valentino Rossi / Italian F1 GP

Daniel Ricciardo will wear a specially colored helmet inspired by MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi during the Italian F1 Grand Prix.

Valentino Rossi will retire from MotoGP racing after more than 20 years at the end of the 2021 season.

Italian F1 GP helmet of Daniel Ricciardo by Valentino Rossi at Mugello 2008 with Casey Stoner and Dani. It reflects the iconic design used during the conquest of Pedrosa.

Daniel Ricciardo will start Sunday’s race from fourth on the grid alongside his McLaren teammate Lando Norris.

“Today is race day at Monza,” said Daniel Ricciardo.

“This is a small tribute helmet to Italian motorsport legend, the one and only Valentino Rossi, which we have reserved for race day.”

“You may remember he wore this version of the helmet at Mugello, I think it was 2008. I don’t know if I look as good as Valentino, but it’s definitely a fun helmet.”

“I’m very excited to be fourth on the grid today and hopefully my face will look like this when I cross the line.”

Last year at Monza, Daniel Ricciardo won and McLaren finished 1-2.

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