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Dutch Grand Prix 2023

Dutch Grand Prix trophies hark back to historic traits

Following on from 2021's design, the 2023 trophies hark back to a classic era of racing.

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To news overview © Jesaja Hizkia 2023 / Piet Boon

The first pictures of this year's Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix trophies have been revealed.

According to designers Studio Piet Boon, this year's trophies represent a redesign of the cup awarded at the 1939 Dutch Grand Prix, and prominently feature the Netherlands' Royal Coat of Arms, complete with heraldic lions in gold for the race winner, red for the second-placed driver, and blue for the third-placed finisher (see below picture).

The trophies are also crafted from ceramic, representing the Netherlands' centuries-old history and tradition of porcelain and earthenware.

			© Jesaja Hizkia 2023 / Piet Boon
	© Jesaja Hizkia 2023 / Piet Boon

Previous iterations

Piet Boon also modelled the 2021 Dutch Grand Prix trophy after the 1939 cup, though this one was manufactured from recycled beer bottles and engraved with sand from the Zandvoort beach (below right).

In 2022, however, the Dutch Grand Prix trophy was designed by Pablo Lucker, who went for an altogether different design in homage to the event's title sponsor (below left).

Careful with that trophy, Max

With Red Bull and home hero Max Verstappen the hot favourites for victory at Zandvoort, the official X (formerly Twitter) account of the Dutch Grand Prix has poked fun at Red Bull's recent propensity for breaking trophies.

Lando Norris' champagne bottle tap on the podium in Budapest saw Verstappen's porcelain trophy fall and shatter - with a replacement being created.

Then in Belgium, Red Bull's team victory photo saw the winning constructors' trophy toppled as personnel ran from the energy drink shower - though the award was pieced back together.

Referring to the incidents, earlier this week the Dutch Grand Prix account posted its winners' trophy wrapped in bubble wrap, captioned: "Let's break records, not trophies."

What do you think of the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix trophy? Let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote in our poll!

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