A few weeks ago, our team partner Alpinestars ran a competition for fans to design a pair of custom boots for Nico to wear the Japanese Grand Prix weekend in Suzuka.
After receiving thousands of entries, described as “ranging from the surreal to the spectacular”, Alpinestars presented the ideas to Nico who chose a simple yet striking design to take with him around the track this weekend.
After he took delivery of the boots on Thursday afternoon in Japan, Nico commented: “It’s a great design and I’m really happy with it! Thanks everybody for sending your designs to Alpinestars. I can’t wait to wear the boots this weekend. Let’s see how quick they are!”
The competition winner was Jason Pooley from the UK who was delighted that his design was picked by Nico: “I've followed Formula One since the age of four so I'm a huge fan and have a lot of respect for Nico. The inspiration for the design was mainly from Nico's newly designed crash helmet. I tried not to over-complicate the design because I wanted them to be quite simple and stylish and something that you could imagine him wearing. I can’t wait to see Nico wearing the shoes in Japan and hope they will give him some good luck for the race!”