2019 Alexander Rossi Signed Indy 500 Used Tag Heuer Design Andretti Autosport HelmetNow Sold
2019 Alexander Rossi Signed Indy 500 Used Tag Heuer Design Andretti Autosport Helmet
Special Arai GP-6RC one off design helmet worn by Alexander Rossi during the 103rd Indianapolis 500 event.
Rossi is a California rain driver, currently competing full-time in the IndyCar Series, driving the No. 27 Honda for Andretti Autosport. He is best known for winning the Indianapolis 500 as a rookie in 2016.
Rossi began his career in the United States before moving to Europe as a teenager to pursue a career in Formula One. He won four races in the developmental GP2 Series, one for EQ8 Caterham Racing in 2013 and three more for Racing Engineering in 2015. After serving as a test and development driver for Caterham F1 and Marussia F1, Rossi made his Formula One debut in 2015 for the renamed Manor Marussia F1 Team, driving in five Grand Prix races, including his home Grand Prix in the United States, where he finished a season-best twelfth.
After failing to secure a full-time drive in Formula One for the 2016 season, Rossi returned to the U.S. to compete in the IndyCar Series for a team with combined resources from Andretti Autosport and Bryan Herta Autosport. The highlight of Rossi’s first season with the team was winning the Indianapolis 500 after starting from the 11th position on the grid. Rossi was the top rookie in qualifying for the race and led the final few laps as the cars ahead of him on track ran low on fuel and pitted. Rossi managed his fuel over the final stint to win, then ran dry after the finish and had to be towed to victory lane. Rossi would later earn a second top-five finish at the season finale at Sonoma Raceway. Rossi was named the Series’ 2016 Rookie of the Year.
Rossi returned to Andretti in 2017 and added a second career win at Watkins Glen International for his first road course win in IndyCar. His 2018 and 2019 seasons were his most successful to date, finishing second and third in the Drivers’ Championship point standings those years, respectively. Since winning the 2016 Indy 500, Rossi uses a special one off design helmet at the Indy 500 each year. Rossi kept the raceday helmet and this helmet has been photo matched to carb day and has been hand signed on the top with Rossi’s autograph and the inscription ‘2019 Indy 500 2nd Place’ in black marker.
The helmet was painted by Axcel Fast Graphics and features many prominent figures from the world of car racing such as Niki Lauda, Juan Manuel Fangio and Steve McQueen. The helmet also bears the branding logos of TAG Heuer, NAPA AUTO PARTS, Honda and the Alaska Coffee Roasting Co., as well as CS&A and Arai. Alexander Rossi’s name and American flag are on either side of the helmet along with a Indianapolis 500 Winner 2016 logo as well. The Hats-Off device and visor strips are still attached to the helmet.
Don’t miss out on owning this rare helmet from one of the stars of the IndyCar Series as highly collectable helmets like these rarely become available.
The helmet comes with a Hall of Fame Collection Certificate Of Authenticity.