Ma Qing Hua helmet, 2013 Chinese Grand Prix

Ma Qing Hua’s new helmet for home practice run

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Ma Qing Hua helmet, 2013 Chinese Grand Prix

Chinese driver Ma Qing Hua will make a one-off appearance for Caterham in the first practice session for his home race tomorrow.

Ma made four appearances for HRT during practice sessions last year at Monza, Singapore, Yas Marina and the Circuit of the Americas. This will be the first time a Chinese driver has driven in an official F1 session in China.

He will sport a new helmet during tomorrow’s practice, trading his black and white yin-yang for one incorporating the Chinese flag and, of course, Caterham’s sponsors:

Charles Pic will give up his car during the first 90 minutes of running for the GP2 driver to use.

See the helmet designs being used by all the regular F1 drivers here:

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17 comments on “Ma Qing Hua’s new helmet for home practice run”

  1. This is a very interesting helmet design.

    Hopefully Ma gains more experience this way and thus moves one small step closer to becoming a race driver, even though it is not going to be easy. China still doesn’t look like a country where people love F1 even though it is hosting the Grand Prix for the 10th time this weekend. A Chinese driver might help to change the people’s cold attitude.

  2. I’m sorry but I have grandmas that are faster than Ma…you see what did there, oh forget it. Let’s find a proper Chinese driver not, because in such a big country there will undoubtedly be a proper talent, as opposed to a failed touring car driver.

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