Daniel Ricciardo, Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, 2016

2016 Mexican Grand Prix build-up in pictures

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Pictures from the build-up to the 2016 Mexican Grand Prix.

This weekend race is held of the Day of the Dead in Mexico, and Red Bull have joined in the festivities by having Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen wear traditional calaveras make-up.

Several drivers also participated in a pre-race football match in the city.

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14 comments on “2016 Mexican Grand Prix build-up in pictures”

  1. Lol what a great shot of the RBR drivers. Red Bull gives you wings but too much of it will melt your face off.

  2. That looks so much more suited to Verstappen somehow :D It just doesn’t look quite right on Ricciardo. You can still feel his huge smile that he is about to show which doesn’t suit the face paint.

    1. Lol thought the same! Max looks wicked.

    2. @thegianthogweed – Quite true. Max’s paintjob accentuates his cheekbones. Daniel’s painted on teeth are smaller than his real life grin!

    3. I thinks it’s the eyes! Ricciardo’s look kinda sad whereas Verstappen’s look angry and cooler!

    4. Max looks like psychopath in that make up, Ric on the other hand looks like a pantomime artist!

  3. I didn’t even recognise Daniel without his grin!

  4. Are they supposed to be Mexican hitmen sicarios. Those masks look similar to what the cartel hitmen wear. Weird. Oh it must be hallowe’en!

    1. No mexican hitmen sicarios, it is a “catrin”, male skull costume (usually with a mariachi outfit) that you used on “Dia de todos los santos”, which is a mexican celebration after halloween

  5. Wow, that guys “day of the dead” make-up is fantastic… Oh wait, it’s just Bernie…

  6. This photo should have been a caption competition….

  7. This just reminds me of that ‘dance monkey’s scene from Zoolander, or Hamilton flying through the air on wires in a full race suit! Those Red Bull drivers really have to sell themselves :)

  8. Evil Homer (@)
    29th October 2016, 13:20

    Haha, great form from both of them, more drivers should have some more fun too. Max does look a bit better I will say!

    Certainly caption of the day material Keith!

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