“Thou shalt defeat the enemy”: Alonso’s Monaco helmet design

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Fernando Alonso's 2012 Monaco Grand Prix crash helmet

Fernando Alonso will use this special helmet design for the Monaco Grand Prix weekend.

Like last year, the helmet is gold-coloured. The design incorporates the Cross of the Angels as it appears on the flag of the principality of Asturias, where Alonso’s home town is.

The cross is shown on a coin bearing an inscription of the Latin motto of the Kingdom of Asturias, which translates as “With this sign thou shalt defend the pious, with this sign thou shalt defeat the enemy.”

On the top of the helmet is an illustration of a Ferrari 158 (seemingly based on this photograph). The team won the constructors’ championship with it in 1964 and John Surtees claimed the drivers’ title.

The rear of the helmet refers to Alonso’s two wins at Monaco in 2006 and 2007. It also displays other statistics relating to his career and the race, including this being the 70th running (“edition”) of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso’s 2012 Monaco Grand Prix helmet

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48 comments on “Thou shalt defeat the enemy”: Alonso’s Monaco helmet design

  1. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 24th May 2012, 8:00

    Looks good! I bet it will look even better as the sun bounces off it. I hope we don’t confuse it with Massa’s yellow and green one though.

  2. dysthanasiac (@) said on 24th May 2012, 8:06

    The Cross of the Angels is always on Alonso’s helmet.

  3. Neel Jani (@neelv27) said on 24th May 2012, 9:51

    Alonso, Grosjean and Vergne’s helmets are looking very cool. Perez, umm.. not really.

    We are still awaiting Vettel’s design. I always have loved Sebastian’s helmet liveries barring a few like Silverstone 2011. In 2011, during the weekend of races like Valencia and Abu Dhabi, I was keenly looking forward to seeing Vettel’s helmets rather than the GP itself.

    I liked his liveries this year as well except the one he used in China 2012 and Spain 2012 was excellent.

  4. Rahim.RG (@rahim-rg) said on 24th May 2012, 11:40

    Raikkonen has James Hunt on his Helmet..

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