Romain Grosjean will pay tribute to Jules Bianchi at the upcoming Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2016 by wearing a special helmet featuring graphics of the late French driver.
Jules – who passed away in July last year – finished an inspired ninth for Marussia in the Principality in 2014, and it’s to that race that Grosjean’s one-off helmet design refers.
Romain finished one place ahead of his countryman in the 2014 race – and it remains his best result in Monaco to date.
« Monaco is special to me because it’s kind of my home race, » the Haas driver says. « We’re beside France and there’s always a lot of people, a lot of fans. It is, of course, special because of all the glamour because it is Monaco. Everyone knows Monaco and everyone wants to be in Monaco. It’s a very challenging track and a very long weekend with lots of demands, but at the end of the day it’s a very nice show. »