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Lewis Hamiltons helmet.


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Poll: What colour do you think he should use at Mercedes? (143 member(s) have cast votes)

Which colour?

  1. Yellow (90 votes [62.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 62.94%

  2. Pearl White (11 votes [7.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  3. Black (8 votes [5.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.59%

  4. Pink (33 votes [23.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.08%

  5. Other (please specify) (1 votes [0.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.70%

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#51 MP422

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 16:26

What about button (He had to change to union flag to JB due to FIA rules :rolleyes: )
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Looked a bit different in 2009.

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#52 senna da silva

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 16:38

What about button (He had to change to union flag to JB due to FIA rules :rolleyes: )
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OT: Still struggling for balance. Sorry couldn't resist.

Nice photoshop Daimon, just doesn't look as iconic as the yellow IMO.

#53 SpartanChas

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 20:31

What about button (He had to change to union flag to JB due to FIA rules :rolleyes: )
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How did DC get away with it so long?

#54 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 21:48

How did DC get away with it so long?

He didn't, because the FIA doens't ban this. Of course it's allowed to have your nation flag in your helmet. Sergio PĂ©rez had the Mexican flag on his helmet top last season for example.

#55 Group B

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 22:04

I hope he keeps the same basic design; whether or not I 'like' it I much prefer drivers to stick with the same fundamental design throughout their career rather than the new paint job every week approach.

#56 techspeed

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 22:33

What about button (He had to change to union flag to JB due to FIA rules :rolleyes: )

Button changed to a union jack styled JB logo because that could be copyrighted while the union jack couldn't. If he had stuck with the union jack rival companies could have made unofficial identical helmets and there would be nothing JB could have done about it.

#57 Brandz07

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 22:37

Button changed to a union jack styled JB logo because that could be copyrighted while the union jack couldn't. If he had stuck with the union jack rival companies could have made unofficial identical helmets and there would be nothing JB could have done about it.


Seems possible, surely they wouldn't be able to copy any logos on the helmet that would be needed to make it look real though?

#58 jrg19

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 15:29

Not long till we get first pictures, guess no Reebok logos as it looks like that has come to an end.

#59 showtime

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 00:29

http://instagram.com/p/VNUzHfL01S/

Lewis not changing colours

Edited by showtime, 02 February 2013 - 00:31.


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#60 Obi Offiah

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 00:35

http://instagram.com/p/VNUzHfL01S/

Lewis not changing colours

Tell me that is a fake please!

#61 zack1994

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 00:46

Tell me that is a fake please!

Its lewis's official instagram so its not fake.
The yellow looks like its stronger and the monster logo ruins it :|

#62 Obi Offiah

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 00:51

Its lewis's official instagram so its not fake.
The yellow looks like its stronger and the monster logo ruins it :|

zack, while I prefer the old design, in my opinion the quality of picture is not helping. There is a smaller image available which looks much better.

#63 DaiMOn

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 00:51

Its lewis's official instagram so its not fake.
The yellow looks like its stronger and the monster logo ruins it :|


It's a bit oversaturated because of the Instagram filter, but it looks good IMHO.


#64 MP422

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 00:55

Looks hot.

#65 zack1994

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:01

It's a bit oversaturated because of the Instagram filter, but it looks good IMHO.

Thats a good point, but without the monster logo i think it would look better than his old one tbh.

#66 tomboyracer

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:02

:love: I love it!

#67 10e10

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:03

Preferred the old one. This looks a little more....complicated :drunk:

#68 laure

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:35

I like it, I'm glad he kept the yellow.

#69 chumma

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:37

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Edited by chumma, 02 February 2013 - 01:38.


#70 chumma

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:38

He sticks with the Arai just as I said he would. Good on you Lewis, the yellow is very...yellow.

#71 Deluxx

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:43

another pic.

idk i dont get it lol

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Edited by Deluxx, 02 February 2013 - 01:44.


#72 Boxerevo

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:03

Wicked.

And the back of the helmet ?

#73 Obi Offiah

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:12

another pic.

idk i dont get it lol

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Cheers Deluxx :up:
That definitely looks much better than the first image and my original impression. I still prefer the older design however, this one just seems too fussy, with too much of the yellow removed and altered. I just noticed that the symbol on the red side is LH, his initials, that's not a good sign or perhaps I'm just slow.

#74 fer312t

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:14

Bit too much of a mish-mash with the shading, etc...
Loses a bit of visual impact (especially from a distance) but at least it is still mainly yellow. :yawnface:

I like the new(?) 'LH' logo....bit like a gear-shift pattern

#75 jrg19

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:12

H.A.M

#76 jrg19

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:17

Unreal how good this is.

#77 Obi Offiah

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:21

Unreal how good this is.

Do you prefer it to the old style?

#78 choyothe

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:41

Much uglier than his old helmet. Is the yellow stronger or am I imagining it?

#79 TF110

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:50

I think the blue doesn't flow. I would have stuck with just red at the bottom.

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#80 SirT

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:52

hmmm.... Not sure about that but I'm glad he's stuck with yellow.

Any pics of the back?

#81 Kvothe

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:18

Waiting until the release of some higher quality pics before coming to a conclusive opinion, but preliminary it looks fine, and for those who think the yellow is stronger, if true this might be our first clue that Nico's also keeping his helmet yellow, with Lewis attempting to establish greater differentiation between his and Nico's.

(P.S. yes T cam bar)

#82 Bruce

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:16

A bit off-topic - but I wish that Drivers would simplify their helmets.

Never been a huge fan if Hamiltons because I feel it's too much of an unacknowledged rip off of Senna;s helmet (that is my opinion - and it's not really worth an argument) - but I will say this- you COULD see him in a Grand Prix.

Damon Hill had a great helmet - taken off his Dad's (the London rowing club - navy blue with white vertical stripes.

Problem with new helmets is you can't describe them. I'm an Alonso fan - let's take his.... well - it's yellow with red and blue - or is that blue with red and yellow? The "perspective (from side - upward "swish")is reasonably consistent, but i challenge you to separate the helmet from the race...

Here's my point.

Lovely helmet, eh? :

http://www.f1fanatic...ndia-f12011-14/

Now let's try to imagine that you are trying to identify a driver from 200 metres at 250 km/h - wouldn't it be more obvious if his helmet looked like this?

http://twicsy.com/i/AaraLb (Helmet at right).

Well?

Simplicity.

If Lewis picked a plain black helemet, he'dstick out like a sore thumb - which would be a good thing.

Where do I think F1 will go?

http://www.visordown...llery/6656.html

Tell me about the details of this from 1000 metres...

#83 AyrtonSauna

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:56

I voted Black because;

*Lewis has set himself up to be the DARK HORSE in 2013 deservedly with he's brave move to Merc.The Colour fits in a positive way even more so than Enstone using it
*Lewis will have more individuality instead of trying to associate himself with Senna and the yellow helmet.
*Lewis is proud to be black so why not have a black helmet.Awesome colour really.I'm loving the Black parts of the new Ferrari just incase you think I'm predudiced against the colour black!


#84 Obi Offiah

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:07

I'm loving the Black parts of the new Ferrari just incase you think I'm predudiced against the colour black!

:lol:

#85 pinkypants

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:57

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#86 jrg19

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:52

Do you prefer it to the old style?


I think I prefer the older style, my drunken state blurred my vision last night!

It will look good in the Mercedes car though.

#87 Watkins74

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:19

This helmet is a mess. Nothing to get excited about.

#88 SunnyENTP

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:22

This helmet is a mess. Nothing to get excited about.



I agree, it sort of reminds me of the car your profile

#89 jrg19

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:23

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#90 dhill39

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:54

Maybe it will grow on me,but the colors are a little too much,it's like Paul Di resta helmet,the colors are all over the place,hopefully he changes it after the negative feedback.

#91 Fonzey

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:03

I'm hating Instagram more and more every day.

The proper photo's of this helmet look much nicer.

#92 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:12

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He needs to drop the blue, that would make it a whole lot better.

#93 jrg19

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:14

For me the red area should have stayed as one.

#94 10e10

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:18

For me the red area should have stayed as one.


I will add that I preferred the older red tone.

#95 Obi Offiah

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:30

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That shot looks so much better I like it, cheers jrg19 :up:

#96 D.M.N.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:30

Posts removed - if you don't want to discuss the topic, don't post. The more you post, the more the thread will stay high up on page 1, so you're really doing it no good at all.

#97 Obi Offiah

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:33

For me the red area should have stayed as one.

I agree and the blue at the front and wide green pattern is overkill, but overall I like it, older design was better however.

#98 Mc_Silver

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 13:31

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Lewis please use this helmet bro :drunk:

#99 P123

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 14:02

Like all the drivers (with the possible exception of JB's) it's a bit of a mess, just recognisable as his lid. The Monster logo doesn't do it any favours either.

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#100 bub

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 14:05

Very similar to the old one but not as nice imo. He's had much nicer helmets.

Edited by bub, 02 February 2013 - 15:12.