Just hours ahead of Las Vegas Grand Prix, reigning world champion team Red Bull Racing have announced that their drivers Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez will race in a one-off race suits.
For the third-ever F1 race in Las Vegas, the Milton Keynes-based outfit has partnered with Elvis Presley Enterprises to create iconic Las Vegas race suits, inspired by the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s classic jumpsuit.
The race suits have been manufactured by the Red Bull's Technical Racewear Supplier Sparco. While Verstappen and Perez wore their usual race suit on the opening two days of the Las Vegas Grand Prix, they will race in the one-off race suit on Saturday night.
The Dutch and the Mexican driver will race in two different colours with Verstappen in white and Perez in red. The design showcases a jumpsuit-inspired look, is adorned with gold stars on the front and back of the suit and features a classic Elvis ‘belt’.
Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner commented: “As we gear up for the first ever Grand Prix in Las Vegas, it’s only fitting that we pay tribute to the most prolific Las Vegas icon, Elvis Presley. Elvis left his mark on Vegas and the world, becoming synonymous with the glitz, the flash, and the energy of the strip, something we are hoping to replicate as we take to the track on Saturday night.”
Speaking of the one-off race suit, Marc Rosen, President of the Authentic Brands Group added: “There’s not much like the energy and passion fans have for this sport and its drivers. With that in mind, we are thrilled to partner with Oracle Red Bull Racing on the design for Max’s race suit and the limited-edition apparel commemorating this incredible moment in sports history.”