The helmet thread
21st September 2010, 13:18 at 1:18 pm #128083
I’ve recently noticed a lot of Threads have started about Helmet designs, especially as so many drivers change theirs from race-to-race now.
As a long time member of F1F, I know a lot of people on here have a big interest in helmet designs so I thought I’d start this thread.
In this thread we can discuss new helmet designs as well as our favourites/least favourites designs from F1 history.21st September 2010, 13:34 at 1:34 pm #144945
The Toro Rosso drivers are two guys I think have changed their helmets for the better.
Here are the two they used in 2009 (Both pretty boring in my opinion)
Alguersuari 2009 – http://f1-gate.com/media/1/alguersuari_helmet.jpg
Buemi 2009 – http://f1-gate.com/media/1/buemi_helmet.jpg
This year both have changed designs though with Alguersuari changing to a design similar to that he used in Karting and Buemi sporting a Swiss design.
Alguersuari 2010 – http://bit.ly/9DZs6g
Buemi 2010 – http://bit.ly/bgh3A821st September 2010, 13:37 at 1:37 pm #144946
René Arnoux has my vote with Niki Lauda (1974 take) a close second.
Otherwise Peter Revson’s (Teo Fabi had a similar pattern later on). Today’s helmets look like the consequences of a bad hangover on a Sunday morning. As for helmet shape, Elio de Angelis “Star Wars” Simpson helmet cannot be beaten but I also like the Lauda AGV from 1976.21st September 2010, 14:03 at 2:03 pm #144947
I see. Those threads you’re referring to I think they’re mine. Those of Liuzzi’s Monza helmet, Alguersuari’s Monza helmet and Senna’s Spa helmet. I won’t include these but from now on expect a great contribution from me to this thread.21st September 2010, 14:55 at 2:55 pm #144948
Awww rubbish I’m going to be very late now I;ve seen this thread :P
http://i51.tinypic.com/2wgxa52.jpg (for sentiment)
Not my favourite of his but nice idea http://i54.tinypic.com/k2k7xu.jpg
A bit squashed for me http://i52.tinypic.com/16irsbp.jpg
Barrichello’s impressive collection http://i54.tinypic.com/312wkxs.jpg
An obvious choice http://i51.tinypic.com/2lc19gg.jpg
My favourite of Nick’s http://i56.tinypic.com/2cigoiw.jpg
The one thing about Irvine I liked http://i52.tinypic.com/m8jj8j.jpg :P
Kimi’s helmet styles are usually boring because they just match the team but when he puts a little something on them they’re much better http://i54.tinypic.com/533hn4.jpg
I’ll stick some more on later.
Also love all of Alonso’s, Felipe’s and Hamilton’s. JB’s was great pre-Valencia (ignoring the horror of last year’s esp push the Button). I like Petrov’s. Alber’s was decent. Piquet snr’s was glorious. I like any white helmets esp Elio’s and I think the Stig tried to copy it :P21st September 2010, 15:17 at 3:17 pm #144949
This is my favourite:
Move on with the arrows to see the right side and my 2010 version.21st September 2010, 16:02 at 4:02 pm #144950
I see. Those threads you’re referring to I think they’re mine. Those of Liuzzi’s Monza helmet, Alguersuari’s Monza helmet and Senna’s Spa helmet. I won’t include these but from now on expect a great contribution from me to this thread.
I have noticed you posted a lot of threads and it’s not a problem. Just here you can share your love of helmet designs with me and Steph :D21st September 2010, 16:03 at 4:03 pm #144951
My favourite design of 2010 along with Alguersuari’s – http://bit.ly/c7DGzS Absolutely awesome!21st September 2010, 16:22 at 4:22 pm #144952
Absolutely agree with you about Fernando’s. At the start of the season I wasn’t actually sure but you and a few others commented that it looked really cool and you were right!
Ok this is from the GP2 Asia series but nevermind… http://i56.tinypic.com/689fdc.jpg
Alonso’s 2001 http://i55.tinypic.com/2622j40.jpg
And Tom you may like this; it’s one of Vettel’s from his karting days21st September 2010, 16:28 at 4:28 pm #144953
Oh and here’s a couple more
Bourdais. I don’t know why but I loved the colours. http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2009/03/10/2009-f1-drivers-helmets-pictures/tororosso_str4_2009_f1_car-32/21st September 2010, 19:10 at 7:10 pm #144954
Good thread, I like drivers helmets designs especially if its something different and stands out from the car :)
Adrian Valles the fairly unknown Spyker tester of a few years ago http://www.ultimacurva.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/adrian-valles.jpg21st September 2010, 19:13 at 7:13 pm #144955
Would I go for anything else?
Nice and simplistic….and also it has a welsh flag on it.21st September 2010, 21:03 at 9:03 pm #144956
Adrian Valles the fairly unknown Spyker tester of a few years ago http://www.ultimacurva.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/adrian-valles.jpg
Very similar to Chandhok’s Helmet – http://www.f1wolf.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Karun-Chandhok.jpg
Again quite a busy and mad design like Alex Wurz’s21st September 2010, 21:17 at 9:17 pm #144957
Adrian Valles – Very similar to Chandhok’s Helmet
yeah I thought that too, both good
also is this just for F1 helmets or other Motorsport helmets?22nd September 2010, 9:11 at 9:11 am #144958
I can’t seem to find any pix of Peter Revson’s helmet. They are a few videos on You Tube but nothing “static”. Would anybody have it ?
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