Adapted from GMM
Jean-Eric Vergne will race formula one veteran Jean Alesi's helmet design this weekend in Monaco.
It is Vergne's tribute to his French countryman as former Ferrari and Sauber driver Alesi, 47, this weekend becomes the youngest ever rookie in the Indy 500.
Jean-Eric Vergne, 22, had planned to watch Alesi from Indianapolis' fabled stands, "but then came the news I was driving for Toro Rosso and of course that meant a clash with Monaco. I was still determined to do something special to mark Jean’s Indy debut and so we came up with the idea, which is quite common here in Monaco in fact, of me using a special design in tribute to him. I think it looks great and I hope it brings us both good luck this weekend.”
Jean Alesi starts the Indy 500 from 33rd and last, with the vastly-underpowered Lotus engine.