Summary of 2017 new driver's helmet designs.

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Re: Summary of 2017 new driver's helmet designs.

Post by kals » 6 months ago

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With the Force India turning pink, both driver's helmets will follow suit
Autosport.com wrote:As well as the pink colours on the car, Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon's helmets will also switch paint schemes too.

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Post by ReneLotus » 6 months ago

The Pink Panthers

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Post by Antonov » 6 months ago

Shame Sutil is no longer on board. Pink would have been his colour.
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Post by Picci » 6 months ago

Agree with most comments here. Simple is better. Too many sponsors. The helmet is part of the driver's identity and to a certain extent, I agree that they should not change during a season (except for special occasions, which I like). I also think they should go one step further with drivers' numbers and make them even more bigger and different - even within the same team. At the moment, teams use different colours and fonts but both drivers' are the same.

Although I like Fernando's new helmet, would have liked him to stick to his original one.

Not easy to pick out Kvyat from Sainz's, at least from the front.

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 6 months ago

A bit off topic but to aid driver ID's in these days of fussy over stickered helmets they should make them use the dreadful shark fins for numbers.
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Post by kals » 6 months ago

Everso Biggyballies wrote:A bit off topic but to aid driver ID's in these days of fussy over stickered helmets they should make them use the dreadful shark fins for numbers.
Ross Brawn has said that was suggested to the teams, to which they turned that down.

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Post by Jacob » 3 months ago

Guys, I nearly won the competion of Lewis Hamiltons helmet design. I was on the 3rd place with my handdrawn stuff.

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Post by kals » 3 months ago

Jacob wrote:
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Guys, I nearly won the competion of Lewis Hamiltons helmet design. I was on the 3rd place with my handdrawn stuff.
Cool! What was your design? Can you post it?

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Post by MonteCristo » 3 months ago

So close! Bad luck. Please post it!
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Post by Jacob » 3 months ago

here are they
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○1 Helmet in his car design, with his IG bio quote "dare to be the greatest"
○2 three stars, LH44 and a touch of Senna
○3 simply design, like many drivers in the 1970s
○4 Lewis on fire
○5 with British Flag
○6 his old design from 2007
○7 cartoon: Roscoe says "Go Lewis"
○8 circles a lot of circles
○9 same in color
○10 his old design from his kart in times
○11 bloody design
○12 a touch of 2 racing legends (driving like Senna, acting like Hunt)
○13 in British racing green with all great British drivers
○14 inspired by the 1970 Le Mans "Hippie-Porsche" of Martini Racing Team
○15 inspired by the 1971 Le Mans "Pink Pig " of the Martini Racing Team

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Post by MonteCristo » 3 months ago

Thanks for sharing! Sorry you didn't win Jacob :(.
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