Max Verstappen was presented with a special handmade Herendi trophy after his Hungarian Grand Prix victory on Sunday, but as we reported, Lando Norris smashed the unique relic. The CEO of Herendi Porcelánmanufaktúra Ltd, Attila Simon, announced on M4 Sport that the trophy would be replaced.
This time, the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix podium winners were again presented with beautiful Herendi porcelains after the race. However, once the champagne was served, they completely forgot about the elaborate pieces placed on the podium steps. Second place Lando Norris, as usual, shook the champagne by knocking it against the podium and the winning trophy fell off its place and shattered into pieces.
The McLaren team apologised for their driver’s behaviour.
The first prize Herendi porcelain was made by 30 people over six months and has an estimated value of €40,000. As Red Bull displays all their trophies in their Milton Keynes showcase, they would have been forced to order a similar one, but a generous announcement was made by the porcelain manufacturer.
“It is with great regret that we learned yesterday that the beautiful Herendi trophy, a handmade work of art, was damaged. It is the result of nearly six months of work, more than thirty people have been working on it, and we were very sorry to see that this was the fate of our artwork. But we believe, and Herendi Porcelain Manufactory is a company that plays a key role in building the country’s image, that we will replace the trophy for the first-place winner, and while the teams decide who was at fault and who was not, we will take on the joyful and heavy burden of doing so,”
said Attila Simon, CEO.
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