@keithcollantine he had a German GP helmet without the necessary anti-fog equipment, so once it started raining he had to use the British GP helmet. Makes you wonder what would’ve happened had the race started raining.
I’d find it hard to create an interesting design for the Red-Bull-branded drivers, as the large sticker on the side of the helmet limits what kinds of colours you can choose (it has to go well with red and yellow) — and it’s just one of the areas where a lot of other drivers’ designs have some shapes and lines that define the design. In that respect, I actually find some of the iterations Vettel comes out driving every couple of weeks quite interesting. JMD, in my opinion, shows good creativity with how they modify the basic pattern.
Massa is celebrating his 200th Grand Prix with a special helmet: on top his original livery from 2002 with the number 200. I think he might have the rest of the helmet changed accordingly though I have seen no pictures yet.
For his last Ferrari appearance, Alonso wears a particular design, where his trademark arrows on top are all that’s left from his usual design. The right is black with the signatures in silver of many team members, the left is red with a picture of Fernando pitting with the crew in the background, and two green and white stripes go from the front to the back making an asymmetric Italian flag.
When it comes to helmets I’m old fashioned. I believe a drivers helmet represents him and his career (or her) and should never be changed. It really annoys me to see people changing helmets every other race. They should pick one and stick with it. You didn’t see Prost, Senna, Stewart etc swapping helmet colours all the time.
My favourite helmet? Francois Cevert, such class and style, like the man himself.