Drivers sport special helmets for United States GP

2013 United States Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Circuit of the Americas, 2013

Several drivers have switched helmet designs for the United States Grand Prix weekend.

Among those using a one-off design for this race is Lewis Hamilton, who has changed from his usual yellow design to a red helmet paying tribute to Michael Jackson.

Sebastian Vettel and Romain Grosjean are both wearing American-themed helmets. Meanwhile Mexican duo Sergio Perez and Esteban Gutierrez, who have many supporters from their nearby homeland at the track, have their national colours on their helmets. And Giedo van der Garde has also changed his design for this weekend.

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35 comments on Drivers sport special helmets for United States GP

  1. Fer no.65 (@fer-no65) said on 16th November 2013, 22:15

    Hamilton’s: the more I look it, the worse it gets.

    At least it’s easier to differentiate him from Rosberg… tho I looks as if MSC is back on that car :P.

  2. crooky369 (@crooky369) said on 16th November 2013, 22:18

    Grosjeans helmet I assume is in honour of Francois Cevert.

  3. nemo87 (@nemo87) said on 16th November 2013, 22:29

    Really like the colour of Hamiltons helmet ..just not so sure on the design :/

  4. Beto (@chebeto0) said on 16th November 2013, 23:02

    I like the red from Hamilton’s helmet, and I like a lot that he chose Michael Jackson as the theme, but I think the design as a whole is bad. It seems to me a bit… tacky.

  5. Psychotext (@textuality) said on 16th November 2013, 23:15

    So apparently Vettel has a different helmet for the race. Soon he’ll be changing them at pitstops.

  6. Deej92 (@deej92) said on 17th November 2013, 0:35

    The US Grand Prix is becoming like the Monaco Grand Prix with all these special helmets!

  7. spoutnik (@spoutnik) said on 17th November 2013, 0:58

    Really cool design for Grosjean! That’s french, no doubt, even more with the Total logo :)

  8. HUHHII (@huhhii) said on 17th November 2013, 9:17

    So, Hamilton decided to use a memorial helmet to honor sick pedophile. Wow, that is just disgusting.

  9. Dr.Good said on 17th November 2013, 13:11

    There’s one important rule in design, that seems to be escaping each and every F1 helmet designer: you don’t put faux 3D effects on a real-life, already three-dimensional object. Helmets have so many intricate details in their shape, that they’d look impressive even if they were all in just one color. Having them with so many sparkling, drop-shadow, glow nonsense, makes each and every one of them look like a horrible mess.

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