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Cowboy stunts: FIA replaces baseball caps with Stetsons on F1 podium

Blink and you might have missed it, but there was a sly nod to the hard work of those in charge of the US Formula 1 Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, at the end of this Sunday’s race.

The race, held at the brand new Circuit of the Americas, marked the first F1 race in the US since 2007. In homage to the Texas location, the FIA and tyre supplier Pirelli replaced the traditional winners’ baseball caps with cowboy style Stetson hats on the podium – as seen on Lewis Hamilton below.

Lewis Hamilton stetson

A small gesture, but a nice one for the team who got the brand new circuit up and running and ready for racing.

Imagine credit: BBC, via Getty Images

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Simon Hilliard is a Programme Director at Hotwire PR, based in the London office. He can be found blogging semi-seriously about PR and marketing on The Wire, not at all seriously on Tumblr and tweting @simonhill

  • F1-nut

    I cant believe i cant buy one of these ?!?!?!?!

  • TheTexasHatLady

    Every pen is not a Bic, nor every vacuum a Hoover. These cowboy hats are not Stetsons either. These hats were hand made by Texas Hatters in Lockhart, Texas. We can’t use their logo for anyone else, but the style of the hat has been and still is available.