Adrian Sutil helmet, Sauber, Monte-Carlo, 2014

Drivers sport special helmets for Monaco weekend

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Adrian Sutil helmet, Sauber, Monte-Carlo, 2014It’s now a common feature of the Monaco Grand Prix weekend for many of the drivers to choose a special helmet design.

Retro helmet styles are a frequent favourite and Marcus Ericsson has not disappointed. His helmet is a copy of the style used by fellow Swede Ronnie Peterson, marking his Monaco Grand Prix victory of 40 years ago.

Ericsson, who like Peterson was born in Orebro County, is even using Peterson’s original helmet bag this weekend.

Daniel Ricciardo is also paying tribute to one of his countrymen. His helmet bears the message “Sir Jack Brabham, 1926 – 2014”, in honour of Australia’s three-times world champion who died earlier this week.

Inevitably his team mate Sebastian Vettel also has a special helmet design – albeit a more sober one than his racy pin-up design from last year.

The Sauber drivers Esteban Gutierrez and Adrian Sutil are sporting distinctive designs created by Brazilian pop artist Romero Britto as part of a campaign for Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research.

Sutil helmet has already been sold at auction while Gutierrez’s will be sold online via Charity Buzz.

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