The new tires have been enlarged from 13 to 18 inches. The Austrian racing team published pictures on Twitter, where Verstappen can be seen with gold shoes. The newly crowned Formula 1 world champion got the golden shoes from his team. “Gold note for our Dutch world champion,” Red Bull wrote on Twitter. Lewis Hamilton, on the other hand, was not present at the tests. He will be knighted by the Queen tomorrow, Wednesday.
The Red Bull driver will switch from number 33 to number 1 starting next season. Verstappen won the world title in an exciting and controversial duel with defending champion Lewis Hamilton on Sunday at the Yas Marina Circuit. Whether Hamilton’s Mercedes team will object to the result is still open. Mercedes still has until Thursday, on Thursday evening Verstappen will receive the World Cup trophy at a gala in Paris.
The new Formula 1 season begins on March 20th in Sachir (Bahrain). The premier class of motorsport is also making a guest appearance in Austria. On July 10th, Formula 1 is visiting Spielberg.