What the best dressed drivers are wearing: Helmets of 2011

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They can withstand 800C temperatures and if you accidentally park a tank on one they won’t so much as crack.

They also come in a range of pretty colours. See what the drivers of 2011 have done with their helmet designs:

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Helmet, 2011

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Helmet, 2011

Mark Webber

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Helmet, 2011

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Helmet, 2011

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Helmet, 2011

Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Helmet, 2011

Jenson Button

Jenson Button, McLaren, Helmet, 2011

Jenson Button, McLaren, Helmet, 2011

Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Helmet, 2011

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Helmet, 2011

Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Helmet, 2011

Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Helmet, 2011

Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher, Mercedes, Helmet, 2011

Michael Schumacher, Mercedes, Helmet, 2011

Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Helmet, 2011

Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Helmet, 2011

Nick Heidfeld

Nick Heidfeld, Renault, Helmet, 2011

Nick Heidfeld, Renault, Helmet, 2011

Vitaly Petrov

Vitaly Petrov, Renault, Helmet, 2011

Vitaly Petrov, Renault, Helmet, 2011

Rubens Barrichello

Rubens Barrichello, Williams, Helmet, 2011

Rubens Barrichello, Williams, Helmet, 2011

Pastor Maldonado

Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Helmet, 2011

Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Helmet, 2011

Adrian Sutil

Adrian Sutil, Force India, Helmet, 2011

Adrian Sutil, Force India, Helmet, 2011

Paul di Resta

Paul di Resta, Force India, Helmet, 2011

Paul di Resta, Force India, Helmet, 2011

Kamui Kobayashi

Kamui Kobayashi, Sauber, Helmet, 2011

Kamui Kobayashi, Sauber, Helmet, 2011

Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez, Sauber, Helmet, 2011

Sergio Perez, Sauber, Helmet, 2011

Sebastien Buemi

Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso, Helmet, 2011

Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso, Helmet, 2011

Jaime Alguersuari

Jaime Alguersuari, Toro Rosso, Helmet, 2011

Jaime Alguersuari, Toro Rosso, Helmet, 2011

Heikki Kovalainen

Heikki Kovalainen, Lotus, Helmet, 2011

Heikki Kovalainen, Lotus, Helmet, 2011

Jarno Trulli

Jarno Trulli, Lotus, Helmet, 2011

Jarno Trulli, Lotus, Helmet, 2011

Narain Karthikeyan

Narain Karthikeyan, HRT, Helmet, 2011

Narain Karthikeyan, HRT, Helmet, 2011

Vitantono Liuzzi

Vitantonio Liuzzi, HRT, Helmet, 2011

Vitantonio Liuzzi, HRT, Helmet, 2011

Timo Glock

Timo Glock, Virgin, Helmet, 2011

Timo Glock, Virgin, Helmet, 2011

Jerome d’Ambrosio

Jerome d'Ambrosio, Helmet, 2011

Jerome d'Ambrosio, Helmet, 2011

Got a favourite? Vote for which driver’s helmet design you most prefer:

Which F1 helmet design do you like best?

  • Sebastian Vettel (7%)
  • Mark Webber (2%)
  • Lewis Hamilton (13%)
  • Jenson Button (7%)
  • Fernando Alonso (6%)
  • Felipe Massa (4%)
  • Michael Schumacher (8%)
  • Nico Rosberg (3%)
  • Nick Heidfeld (13%)
  • Vitaly Petrov (4%)
  • Rubens Barrichello (3%)
  • Pastor Maldonado (1%)
  • Adrian Sutil (0%)
  • Paul di Resta (0%)
  • Kamui Kobayashi (6%)
  • Sergio Perez (1%)
  • Sebastien Buemi (0%)
  • Jaime Alguersuari (2%)
  • Heikki Kovalainen (9%)
  • Jarno Trulli (0%)
  • Narain Karthikeyan (0%)
  • Vitantonio Liuzzi (5%)
  • Timo Glock (2%)
  • Jerome d'Ambrosio (4%)

Total Voters: 490

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2011 F1 helmets – more pictures

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194 comments on What the best dressed drivers are wearing: Helmets of 2011

  1. cubejam (@cubejam) said on 2nd April 2011, 18:51

    Nicks helmet looks gorgeous, I love black helmets.

  2. There is no point of showing Sebastian Vettels helmet because he changes it practically every race anyway. But for me Buttons is by far the nicest i have always love the colours but with that new design its stunning!

  3. Adam Tate (@adam-tate) said on 2nd April 2011, 19:05

    Heikki easily takes the nod in my book. I love the lack of sponsors on his helmet, gives it a cleaner, better look. Seeing so many helmets reminds me of how cool and sinister they can look at the same time. It makes the racing real and makes me feel like a kid again, and Heikki’s helmet is the only one that makes the kid in me say “ooh cool.” It’s a shame other drivers don’t have less sponsorship on their helmets, I think it is one area where the driver should be able to pick anything and everything that goes on it.

    As a side note, props to Heidfeld for a helmet that goes well with his car, and to Button for incorporating so many personal touches to his, the Union Jack, the Japanese symbols for his girlfriend etc.

  4. The Last Pope said on 2nd April 2011, 19:17

    Ny vote will be going to Webber for his maps helmet design http://cdn-3.motorsport.com/static/img/mgl/1000000/1090000/1094000/1094200/1094223/s1_1.jpg thats some amazing detail there.

  5. electrolite (@electrolite) said on 2nd April 2011, 19:43

    Loving the picture on the back of Perez’s!

    I voted Jaime Alguersuari – when he’s in the car it looks particularly good. but to be honest I could have voted for Massa, Heidfeld, Kovaleinen or Maldonado.

  6. Duchess (@duchess) said on 2nd April 2011, 20:30

    My favourite is hands-down Kobayashi’s. That deep shade of red with the swirls, I can’t get over it! I just pretend the sponsors aren’t all over that thing because it’s just wonderful.

    I like Petrov’s too as it’s so distinctive, and I like that he’s got multiple helmets with different “Russian icons” on the back (one from Moscow & another from St. Petersburg).

  7. john_gr said on 2nd April 2011, 20:35

    The helmet Kimi was wearing! Still the best! :)

  8. Don Mateo said on 2nd April 2011, 21:44

    I notice that Timo Glock no longer has “Glockdog” written on the back of his!

    It’s also interesting to see some of the extra details on the backs of the helmets, like Lewis’s DJ or Super Perez – we don’t often get to see these.

    I like the ones that have a strong and uncluttered design, such as Lewis’s, Jenson’s, Alonso’s and even d’Ambrosio’s. Putting in a few references to nationality or even home region is good as well, like the Asturian flag on Alonso’s. I also like the way Liuzzi’s follows the design of the Italian flag and is a different colour on either side.

    I definitely preferit when a driver sticks with one basic helmet design throughout their career, they really are like signatures, and really helpful for identifying which car you’re looking at sometimes.

  9. sato113 (@sato113) said on 2nd April 2011, 22:14

    i voted for d’Ambrosio. I like the colours and the neat design.

  10. KlBD said on 2nd April 2011, 22:34

    Love the good smile logo on Kobayashi’s helmet…hopefully we’ll see a nendoroid of him in the future :D

  11. wigster (@wigster) said on 2nd April 2011, 22:54

    I voted for Liuzzi. I like the fact his helmet only uses a few colours and a relativeley simple, uncluttered design, though thats partly down to a lack of sponsors. i also like the mostly green side as i think green is currently underused in F1 (apart from the grass!).

  12. BROOKSY007 (@brooksy007) said on 2nd April 2011, 23:16

    webbers, hamiltons and buttons are by far the best, can’t stand when drivers change their designs! Or when they get too clustered or colourful- simpler ones work better on tv also

  13. Hare (@hare) said on 2nd April 2011, 23:25

    Apparently Vettel has the biggest helmet in Formula 1…

  14. vinicius.jlantunes (@vinicius-jlantunes) said on 2nd April 2011, 23:57

    Luizzi’s is awful….. I like Nick’s and Jerome’s.

  15. Lord Ha Ha said on 3rd April 2011, 0:45

    This reflects the run of opinion on this site :

    50% hero voting

    30% national voting (embedded flag colours like Button v Hamilton)

    20% address the issue voting

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