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%)

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2011 F1 helmets – more pictures

Some more angles on the helmets of 2011:

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

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  1. Dan Newton (@dan-newton) said on 3rd April 2011, 21:06

    Has to be Jenson’s for me. Though when I used to ride I always had a black one – or Volvo fodder as my intructor used to call it.

  2. Robert Kubica’s helmet is the best :)

  3. Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 4th April 2011, 4:11

    Petrov, Button, Massa and Alguersuari have the best designs. Trulli, Kovalainen, Perez and Kobayashi also have nice designs. I’m really not a fan of Heidfeld, Buemi and Vettel’s, though; I hate helmets that are in team or corporate colours (even if Heidfeld had that design drawn up for Singapore 2010) because they just blend in with the car too much and look totally generic.

    Adrian Sutil had the ugliest helmet last year, and he still does, but he’s got stiff competition from di Resta, Maldonado and d’Ambrosio.

  4. James (@jamesf1) said on 4th April 2011, 9:19

    Tough one, but Schumacher just gets it for me. Like many others, I like both the Mercedes driver’s lids. I like Heikki’s too, the green and black works well with each other.

    I think my favourite helemt of recent times was Button’s monster helmet he wore during Race of Champions in 2009 though, looked stunning!

  5. Jraybay-HamiltonMclarenfan said on 6th April 2011, 18:44

    Lewis!! Basically any helmet from toro rosso or Mclaren I like D:

  6. sozavele (@formula-1) said on 7th April 2011, 9:02

    The only reason why Hamilton is top is beacause of his fan base. His helmet is actually quite dull and overall not as viberant as some of the others. From now on people should vote on what the poll entails not on personality. I voted Heidfield when I hate him and support Alonso, beacuse I thought Heidfield had the best helmet.

  7. Failnando Alonso said on 11th April 2011, 4:50

    RIISE, stop trolling in F1 Fanatic. Your nonsense > facts

  8. kyzer 41 said on 26th April 2011, 14:56

    For the 2nd year running for me its Timo Glocks helmet i love it its peng from above
    – i dislike Heikki’s a lot its to bright lol

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