Norris honors Gil de Ferran with special helmet design

Lando Norris is wearing his heart on his helmet today in Bahrain, sporting a replica of the late Gil de Ferran's iconic Indy 500-winning design.

More than just a throwback, it's a heartfelt tribute to a dear friend and mentor who passed away last year on December 29.

“We lost someone really special to us at the end of last year, he was a dear friend of mine and he’d been with me pretty much since I came into Formula 1,” commented the McLaren driver on social media.

“Someone who I not only had many laughs and great times with, but someone who helped me out on and off the track whenever I needed it.

“This is the design he won the Indy 500 with, and I’ll be wearing it today as my little way to say thank you for everything and to let him know we’re thinking of him and he’s still very much part of McLaren. I hope you like it. This one is for you Gil ❤️”