Final month, we coated the saga of Max Verstappen’s first-place trophy on the Hungarian Grand Prix. The handcrafted porcelain trophy, which a group of 30 staff helped craft, was caught up within the podium celebration. As Lando Norris executed his conventional champagne pop — with the second-place finisher hammering his bottle of bubbly on Verstappen’s podium to open it — the trophy tumbled off Verstappen’s podium, breaking within the course of:
We now have a essential replace on when Verstappen can anticipate a substitute.
In line with Dr. Simon Attila, CEO of Herend Porcelánmanufaktúra Zrt., the corporate that manufactured the trophy, Verstappen needs to be receiving a brand new one on the finish of September.
“Manufacturing started originally of August, and portray and gilding are at the moment underway,” mentioned Attila to Hungarian outlet System.Hu. “We will likely be prepared by the tip of September on the newest.”
“We admire the optimistic suggestions from F1 followers and thanks for remaking the damaged trophy substitute free of charge. This additionally confirms that we made the proper choice once we undertook to exchange the damaged piece freed from cost,” added Attila. “We function successfully and profitably, proceed our cultural mission and play a major function in constructing a optimistic nationwide picture. In accordance with our promise, we are going to put together the substitute of the damaged trophy freed from cost and we’re ready for the second once we can hand it over to Max Verstappen.”
System.Hu journalist Sándor Mészáros additionally shared this picture of the brand new trophy in manufacturing:
As for whether or not Norris — who apologized for the incident however is proving to be a little bit of a menace on the rostrum — can be touring the power anytime quickly, Attila shared that whereas there was no communication with the motive force as of but, anybody is welcome.
“We all the time welcome everybody to the [manufacturer’s] customer middle to get to know the extraordinarily excessive stage of professionalism of guide porcelain portray and porcelain making and the method of worth creation in Herend,” mentioned Attila. “We have now had no communication together with his group concerning Lando Norris’ go to, we’re at the moment specializing in remaking the trophy.”
Maybe that journey will occur when the season is over.
As for Verstappen and Purple Bull, possibly this may put to an finish their latest luck with trophies.