The Japanese Grand Prix took place on Sunday in Suzuka, with popular Dutch racing driver Max Verstappen taking home the prize and moving a step closer to securing his third consecutive Formula One drivers’ championship.
As Verstappen accepted his trophy on the podium, he gave it a kiss and it lit up in red, white and blue, his country’s national flag colors.
The trophy was presented and created by Chinese tech-giant Lenovo.
The winners’ trophy lighting up in the Dutch flag after Max gives it a kiss 😘🇳🇱 pic.twitter.com/1zO4CNxLJE— ESPN F1 (@ESPNF1) September 24, 2023
The technology in the trophy contains a small microswitch, connected to a network of over a thousand LED lights. The microswitch guides the winner to the precise spot where they must kiss to show the colorful display of the winner’s flag.
Each trophy is powered by rechargeable batteries and the design resembles the air intake of an F1 car—a symbol of velocity and power.