McLaren Got a Flip Flop Sponsor for the Halo

Now that's clever.


There's been a joke for a while that F1's new halo head protection makes the cars look like flip flops. There have even been comparisons of a Ferrari-branded flip flop and the halo as a meme.

But it appears McLaren boss Zak Brown, a "sponsorship guru" within F1, saw more to it than just a meme. He saw an actual opportunity:

Hello, halo. When inspiration strikes for a great cause. McLaren goes feet first in our flip-flop collaboration with :

— McLaren (@McLarenF1)

Gandy's is a British flip flop brand created by Rob and Paul Forkan after their parents were tragically killed in the 2004 tsunami in southeast Asia. The brothers also created a charity, , to aid underprivileged children. McLaren and Gandy's will partner for the Australian Grand Prix and the company will produce 100 pairs of a limited edition flip flop, with all proceeds from sales going to Orphans For Orphans. A great idea for a great cause.

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