The presenter of the Pirelli Pole Position Award is… you?
Since the start of the season, Pirelli has been awarding the Pirelli Pole Position Award to the driver on pole position at every race. This unique award takes the form of an engraved wind tunnel tyre: an exact replica of the compound that has just been used to set pole position, which is then signed by the pole-sitting driver as soon as he gets out of the car. It’s a special moment, seen by the whole world as the ceremony is often televised.
Usually, a celebrity, Pirelli senior manager, or former driver hands over the prize: names have included people as diverse as Sir Jackie Stewart and world rally champion Carlos Sainz. But at the Japanese Grand Prix, this award ceremony is going to have a slightly different look to it. And that’s because the person presenting the award is going to be a fan, handed the opportunity of a lifetime to take centre stage and meet the pole-winning driver.
This initiative is the result of a social media competition launched by Pirelli that has never been seen before, and the winner will be the person who has the best costume that represents their support and passion for Formula 1.