Don’t be fooled: Collect authentic F1 driver boots

Race boot styles have changed over the years. Look back to the pre-1960s and drivers wore normal dress shoes before transitioning to more of a racing boot. But even those were leather. It wasn’t until the 1970s that drivers started using fireproof shoes. Then custom designs started becoming the norm and today we can showcase many of those styles here at Hall of Fame Collection. Starting with reigning Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, we have just received in stock boots he wore...

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Silverstone podium adds to Leclerc’s rising popularity

Scuderia Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc clearly enjoys racing at the Silverstone circuit, and his recent performance in the British Grand Prix — his first podium finish of the season — has spiked interest in race-used items of Formula One’s rising star. Hall of Fame Collection is proud to offer several items used by the 23-year-old Monegasque driver, inlcuding race-worn uniforms, helmets, gloves, boots and Nomex, along with a sweater, drink bottle and cap he has used during his time at Scuderia...

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Marco Andretti wins with a roof over his head

Marco Andretti returned to victory lane over the past weekend, winning the Camping World SRX Series race at Slinger Speedway in Wisconsin. It was his first victory in a car with fenders and a roof! The NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver (photo courtesy of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) held off 17-year-old local hotshot Luke Fenhaus to win at the quarter-mile paved track. The margin of victory was less than two-tenths of a second in a gree-white-checkered finish. “I know it’s not a popular...

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Verstappen, Red Bull grab full hold of this F1 battle

Very quickly, this Formula One season is shaping up to be a changing of the championship guard, with Red Bull inching closer to dethroning Mercedes, which has won the past seven constructors titles. Sunday’s Red Bull domination of the Austrian Grand Prix came from Max Verstappen, who for the first time in his career won the pole, led start to finish and secured the fastest lap of the grand prix at the Red Bull Ring. He has now led 142 consecutive...

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Verstappen, Red Bull dominate in opener of Austrian doubleheader

Formula One’s two-week tour of Austria saw Max Verstappen and Red Bull dominate Sunday’s Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring, continuing their recent run of grand prix success. Verstappen beat Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton by 35.7 seconds to extend his championship lead to 18 points. Red Bull has won the past four races while Verstappen won consecutive races for the first time in his F1 career. He now has 14 career wins. The venue that is Red Bull’s home track also...

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Items of F1 Champions Deliver for Collectors

Authentic items of Formula One drivers are among the most sought-after collectibles in motorsports, and the interest in items of World Champions is even higher. Hall of Fame Collection is proud to have assembled one of the finest collections of these items, representing legendary champions such as Mario Andretti, Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton, among others. Most items are personally signed by the champions and come with a Certificate of Authenticity from Hall of Fame Collection. The items are rare...

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Verstappen, Leclerc clear threats to Hamilton’s reign

The “younger” drivers have certainly emerged as legitimate championship contenders as Formula One prepares for next week’s French Grand Prix. As summer begins to take hold, Max Verstappen (23 years old) stands as a real threat to derail Lewis Hamilton’s bid for five consecutive world championships. Verstappen holds a four-point lead over Hamilton, 105-101. Meanwhile, Charles Leclerc (also 23) has put himself in the “Big Three” category, having won the past two pole positions at Monaco and Baku. The Scuderia Ferrari driver...

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Castroneves, 2021 Indy 500 worth celebrating

The 105th Indianapolis 500 demonstrated the magical power of these races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the unique manner in which mere mortals become motorsports legends. Helio Castroneves’ introduction to U.S. open-wheel racing came in a four-man tryout for Tasman Motorsports’ 1996 Indy Lights team, and the young Brazilian almost didn’t get the gig due to being sick. But Castroneves impressed well enough to get the ride alongside boyhood friend Tony Kanaan, then finished second to Kanaan in the 1997 championship,...

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Bourdais, Dixon, Grosjean offer items for charity auction

Four-time Champ Car World Series champion Sebastien Bourdais, who will start his ninth Indianapolis 500 on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, is well known for his charitable work, particularly with the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in his U.S. hometown of St. Petersburg, Florida. Bourdais and some of his fellow NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers are utilizing the excitement of the 105th Running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” to support All Children’s Hospital through a charity auction. For years, Bourdais has...

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F1 Driver Helmets: The Ultimate Prize

The ultimate prize for a collector of authentic and race-used Formula One merchandise are the helmets of the drivers. These one-of-a-kind helmets are usually designed to the individual tastes of the drivers, which makes them even more special. Finding one, much less obtaining one, can be extremely difficult since drivers receive only so many per season and many of them are kept or contracted to give to team owners or sponsors. Drivers also trade helmets with each other so very few remain. Outside...

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