2012 F1 driver helmets in pictures

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The class of 2012 have revealed their helmet designs for the year ahead.

Here are pictures of the helmet designs being used by the F1 drivers of 2012:

Sebastian Vettel

If you like Sebastian Vettel’s latest helmet design it’s probably best not to get too attached to it. He changes them as often as he changes his socks.

Mark Webber

Like several of the other drivers, Mark Webber’s helmet design is little-changed from the one he used last year.

Jenson Button

Lewis Hamilton

Fernando Alonso

Felipe Massa

Michael Schumacher

Nico Rosberg

Rosberg has eased back on the grey in favour of a more striking yellow design for his 2012 crash helmet.

Kimi Raikkonen

A striking black-and-white design for F1 returnee Kimi Raikkonen.

Romain Grosjean

Another new face on the grid is Romain Grosjean, who sports a helmet design that complements Lotus’s black and gold.

Paul di Resta

Di Resta has removed the Italian flag tricolour from the helmet design he used at the start of last season.

Nico Hulkenberg

Kamui Kobayashi

Sergio Perez

Perez has swapped orange and green for yellow and white in his 2012 lid, with a prominent Mexican flag on the top.

Daniel Ricciardo

Jean-Eric Vergne

Pastor Maldonado

Maldonado has swapped the white portions of his 2011 helmet for sparkling silver.

Bruno Senna

The Satander logos are a late addition to Senna’s helmet, which of course is modelled on that of his uncle Ayrton Senna.

Heikki Kovalainen

Vitaly Petrov

Narain Karthikeyan

Pedro de la Rosa

Timo Glock

A more colourful design for Glock in 2012, trading black for blue in places.

Charles Pic

Reserve drivers

Here are the helmet designs being used by some of the reserve drivers this year:

The pictures above will take you into the main gallery, where you can see more angles of many of the helmets.

Here are last year’s helmet designs for comparison.

Which is your favourite of the 2012 drivers’ helmet designs? Have your say in the comments.

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115 comments on 2012 F1 driver helmets in pictures

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  1. I think the best looking and most striking is definitely Heikki’s helmet!! That lumo green is great!!

  2. Jarred Walmsley (@jarred-walmsley) said on 15th March 2012, 2:54

    Hekki has just announced he’s changed his helmet to an Angry Birds inspired one, check his website for photos

    • Tengkurex said on 15th March 2012, 3:16

      The best ever helmet. Bear in mind Rovio (creator of Angry Bird) sponsored Hekki Kovalainen.

  3. madusha said on 15th March 2012, 7:32

    You must update Heikki’s new angry bird helmet here. The coolest one this year IMO

  4. PJA (@pja) said on 15th March 2012, 19:28

    Call me old fashioned but I preferred it when drivers had the roughly the same design for their whole careers, a minor evolution every season is okay but not a complete redesign.

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