Japanese GP all-set to present world’s first ever ‘kiss activated’ F1 trophies

The organizers of the Japanese GP have made the use of high-tech technology on the 2023 F1 trophies.


Japanese GP all-set to present world’s first ever ‘kiss activated’ F1 trophies

Japanese GP trophies (Credits: RBR Daily/X)

The 2023 Japanese GP weekend has been well underway since yesterday. Ahead of the upcoming qualifying session, it has come to light that the event organizers will present the podium finishers at the Suzuka International Race Course with the first-ever ‘kiss-activated’ Formula 1 trophy.

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This has never been done before at the pinnacle of motor racing, and since the reveal, the whole world has been unable to hold their horses. The trophies look amazing, and it has also been made known that they have sensors, which are activated when a person kisses certain spots on them.

Moreover, when the spots with the sensors are kissed, the lights on the trophies get activated, and they form the national color of the country of the winners. This is something new in motorsport, and people have already started counting down the hours until tomorrow’s Japanese GP.

Max Verstappen has been the most dominant driver during the ongoing campaign and has already amassed quite a truckload of unique trophies. However, none of those were like the trophies that will be presented at tomorrow’s race at the free-flowing Suzuka International Race Course.

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Max Verstappen has looked immensely strong at the Japanese GP

While Max Verstappen has come to Japan after the surprising disappointment of the Singapore Grand Prix, Red Bulls RB19 has worked extremely well at the Suzuka circuit. During Friday’s Practice, the Dutchman was at the front end during both sessions and is quite pleased with how the car works.

Red Bull (Credits: Planet F1)
Max Verstappen (Credits: Planet F1)

At the end of yesterday’s sessions, he interacted with the media and clarified that he was immensely pleased with how well the RB19 was working around the Suzuka track. However, while he looks like the favorite to come away with the win tomorrow, the McLarens also have some pace about them.

Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri were only a couple of tenths down in lap times during the recently concluded FP3 session and could come up with a surprise during the upcoming qualifying event. Max Verstappen must be at the top of his game to start the Japanese GP from P1.

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