Ghiotto’s New Helmet to celebrate his two Italian Grand Prix’s.
We recently caught up with Luca to discuss the current triple-header in Spa and excitingly the double Italian Grand Prix weekends.
Luca is one of the lucky driver’s that has a home Grand Prix but this year he becomes one of only a few to experience his home event twice in the same season.
We had previously had a double header in Austria’s Red Bull Ring and the iconic Silverstone Circuit in Great Britain.
However, for the Italian he will get an even more bespoke experience with his version of event’s taking part at not only the famous Monza Circuit but the equally famous Mugello Circuit.
The Mugello Circuit is situated in the beautiful Italian region of Tuscany. The venue is famous for being a MotoGP staple and for being owned by Scuderia Ferrari, which uses it for Formula One testing. Fittingly it will also be the 1000th Grand Prix for Scuderia Ferrari in Formula 1.
The Italian GP and in particular Monza, are famous for the fans. We chatted about how strange it would be without the Italian Tifosi.
“It won’t be the same for sure, but it’s still Monza and it’s still a track I love.”
Monza is indeed always a special weekend and the high speed track always has the wheel to wheel action we come to expect in Formula 2. Unlike Formula 1 we will see closer action and probable three or four wide battle down into the first corner.
The tyre degradation in 2020 has given us some unpredictable results. This time though we will likely see that balance out and the focus will be more on out-right pace.
The challenge similar to that in Formula 1 lays within the DRS zones. We talked about what a driver can do when you know the driver behind could take that advantage and how you strategize for it.
“It’s tough, it’s one of those tracks that you need to drive perfectly and you can not make mistakes! It doesn’t have many corners and it has lots of long straights. So it’s really not easy to pull a gap to the other drivers for sure.”
“If you do everything perfect you get a lot from it. You just need to drive well at every spot on the circuit and try to avoid mistakes, if you do a mistake you will basically be overtaken by one, two or even three cars.”
To honour these two races Luca has decided to make a special helmet design for both weekends as a tribute to what maybe a once in a lifetime event.
“It’s the first time i’m doing a special helmet for my home race. Because we are having both of these races in Italy I thought this would be a good way to celebrate it.”
Check out his Monza design below:
We wish Luca all the best in this special moment and lets hope the celebrations don’t stop at the design themselves.
Image Credit: @LucaGhiotto Instagram