Kovalainen reveals new Angry Birds helmet design

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Heikki Kovalainen has changed his helmet design on the eve of the 2012 season.

Kovalainen’s new helmet carries the branding of hit mobile game Angry Birds:

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69 comments on Kovalainen reveals new Angry Birds helmet design

  1. Joey-Poey (@joey-poey) said on 15th March 2012, 14:17

    As a big angry birds fan, this makes me SO HAPPY :D

  2. zimkazimka (@zimkazimka) said on 15th March 2012, 14:41

    i imagine commentators will have a field day the moment kova crashes into something.

  3. Fisha695 (@fisha695) said on 15th March 2012, 15:25

    Am I the only one that doesn’t understand the infatuation with this game? I played the Google Chrome version and it was boring and way to easy to be even considered a fun game IMHO. I like the name on the side of the helmet but get rid of the ugly bird face and then it’ll be a nice lid.

  4. Kirill (@) said on 15th March 2012, 15:40

    It’s fun, but it looks more like hockey goalkeeper’s helmet. I like his previous design, it was really cool, IMO

  5. strunk27 (@strunk27) said on 15th March 2012, 15:45

    My girlfriend who shows no interest in formula 1 loved this helmet when I showed her.

    It’s a pretty cool one-off helmet. I love the font

  6. Pamphlet (@pamphlet) said on 15th March 2012, 16:25

    Best helmet design on the grid at the moment. Love it.

  7. Hollis Graham (@) said on 15th March 2012, 16:31

    This is awesome. I love helmets that contrast with the cars colours.
    Top five: Senna, Massa, Heikki, Fernando and Schumacher (I know it’s just red but with the Merc it looks awesome!)

  8. George (@george) said on 15th March 2012, 17:39

    Meh, I thought green suited Heikki. The big cartoon eyes make me think of NASCAR :/

  9. Fixy (@fixy) said on 15th March 2012, 20:54

    This helmet is really good, although I liked his previous helmet which was distinctive of Heikki. This helmet is very distincive as well but has less to do with the driver, which is somewhat a pity. But it’s great!

  10. PaulK (@paulk) said on 16th March 2012, 1:16

    There’s already lots of posts, but I must let it registered.

    Great Helmet. Perfect.

  11. Chris Goldsmith said on 16th March 2012, 7:20

    Seeing it in action in FP this morning, it looks even better in the car. literally looks like the car is being driven by the red bird, it’s hilarious.

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