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#151 Mc_Silver

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:49

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Is it Arai or Schüberth? It looks like it has something from both of them. It looks better than I expected though :up:

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#152 Obi Offiah

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:05

Old design was way better IMO, this one looks a bit like a transformer (change of brand also helps).

So far it seems too edgy for me. Too many sharp edges, silver outlining and streaky tapering shapes which we see so much of up and down the grid these day, however I'll reserve full judgement until I've seen a better image, perhaps one resplendent with sponsors.

Edited by Obi Offiah, 02 February 2013 - 03:30.


#153 jrg19

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:22

Lewis' helmet is fantastic!

#154 tjkoyen

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:43

It's an Arai. Schuberth will always have the visor securing clip on the front of the chin, under the visor. Schuberth also has a flatter front profile.

Good to see Lewis switch it up a bit with the new team. Seems like he's really trying to start fresh.

Edited by tjkoyen, 02 February 2013 - 04:44.


#155 katmen

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:26

I like hams new lid!

#156 ensign14

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:07

Was reminded of Roberto Moreno's.

#157 IMO

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:08

Great design. Wish him all the best in 2013!!

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Referring to Lewis' helmet.

Edited by IMO, 02 February 2013 - 08:26.


#158 MadYarpen

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:16

almost as ugly as di resta, IMO it is a mess

#159 olliek88

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:25

Got to be honest, i really like that.

Kept the core design but updated it and like some of the subtle changes in the colours, looks good!

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#160 artista

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:28

Urg! Too many excessive shiny colours for my taste. But as long as he likes it...

#161 Anja

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:45

Well, in my opinion it's absolutely awful. His previous one was one of the best on the grid.

#162 Absulute

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:13

Jeez, that's one colorful helmet. :D


Yeah, but what do you think of his lid? :D

ot: I don't like it as much as his old design, seems too 'busy'

#163 F1ultimate

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:21

Obviously it is not as clean and handsome as the Mclaren helmet but it's an acceptable adaptation though it will take a little bit of time to get used to. Now what colour will Rosbergs helmet be?

It looks less harsh without ugly instagram filters.

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#164 Wander

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:36

I think it has one layer too many.

Edited by Wander, 02 February 2013 - 10:38.


#165 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:42

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By far the most ugliest helmet of the grid. :eek: Come one Lewis, you couldn't think of something better?

#166 F1ultimate

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:49

By far the most ugliest helmet of the grid. :eek: Come one Lewis, you couldn't think of something better?


Or should one say monster ugly? :drunk:

#167 chumma

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:51

Hmmm...that latest image doesn't have the protective piece above the visor..?

#168 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:58

Hmmm...that latest image doesn't have the protective piece above the visor..?

That one is probably fake. All Arai's have that protective piece above the visor now. It has a clear visor as well. Probably some mock up of Lewis' old helmet.

Edited by DutchQuicksilver, 02 February 2013 - 10:59.


#169 DaiMOn

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:02

Hmmm...that latest image doesn't have the protective piece above the visor..?


It's called Zylon strip. It was developed by all three helmet manufacturer after Felipe Massa-s crash. It is attached to the visor, so it can be removed easily. However it doesn't appear on the studio photos, I'm sure they will put it on later. (If you check Kimi's helmet, they removed too. Actually the helmet looks much better without it, that's why they removed it IMHO.;) )

Edited by DaiMOn, 02 February 2013 - 11:08.


#170 jrg19

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:12

number 1 of 13 specials for Lewis.

#171 Brandz07

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:24

That one is probably fake. All Arai's have that protective piece above the visor now. It has a clear visor as well. Probably some mock up of Lewis' old helmet.


Visors are easily changed.

#172 jrg19

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:48

http://www.f1fanatic...013-886x626.jpg

Hulk

http://www.f1fanatic...3-1-886x626.jpg

Esteban

#173 showtime

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:51

Gutierrez:

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More: http://www.f1fanatic...tierrez/#helmet

Hulkenberg:

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More http://www.f1fanatic...kenberg/#helmet

#174 matthewf1

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 13:12

number 1 of 13 specials for Lewis.


More likely the first design of 2013.

#175 CrashPad

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 13:25

Decent designs for the Sauber drivers, I like the simplicity on Esteban's helmet and the colours on Hulk's.
Hamilton's helmet is a freaking mess :down:

#176 darkkis

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 13:28

Wow! Imo Hülkenberg's helmet is so far the best. :love: Then I think Räikkönen's.

#177 katmen

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 13:36

i love saubers drivers lids! hulk more :eek:

#178 Collective

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 15:26

Hulk's has long been my favorite.

A shame Esteban removed the golden top from his helmet. Still nice and distinctive.

#179 Gintonious

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 16:20

I like the Sauber lids, very nice.

As for Lewis, jesus wept, looks like he gave a crayon to a blind man and let him loose. Really awful.

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#180 Zava

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 16:24

I don't like the red in Nico's helmet, orange of the force india helmet was much better:
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#181 DaiMOn

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 16:26

I made a 3D render with Kimi's new helmet. Zylon strip and HANS is also added.

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Edited by DaiMOn, 02 February 2013 - 16:28.


#182 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 16:27

Are they even different? Hulkenberg's helmet in 2012 is only fractionally different shaded, if it is at all.

Edited by Ross Stonefeld, 02 February 2013 - 16:27.


#183 katmen

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 21:44

I made a 3D render with Kimi's new helmet. Zylon strip and HANS is also added.

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hats off to you daimon!

#184 Jackmancer

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:11

Guittierez's helmet reminds me of Bourdais. I like it - the yellow and blue :)

#185 Gintonious

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 17:00

I wonder if Rosberg has changed this, considering Hamilton stayed with yellow.

#186 Brandz07

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 17:32

I wonder if Rosberg has changed this, considering Hamilton stayed with yellow.


He was quoted as saying he's keeping yellow, it won't be a massive problem.

#187 plumtree

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 17:38

Red Bull boys'

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Slightly clearer picture
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#188 JRizzle86

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 17:43

No point posting Vettel's helmet design he will have changed it by now.

#189 Gintonious

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 17:43

Webber looks the same, Vettel will change like the weather.

#190 plumtree

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 17:51

So I shouldn't have posted them? By that logic, none of Vettel's helmets are allowed to be posted here, right?
If they are not interesting, just ignore them. :well:

There are subtle changes on Webber's btw. As I said on launch thread, new Infiniti logo around the chin and added purple halo on top.

Edited by plumtree, 03 February 2013 - 17:53.


#191 Matarese

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 17:54

Nah they're only joking mate.

I do like Webber's though, I'm a sucker for helmets that mesh nicely with a car livery.

#192 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 19:03

I wonder if Rosberg has changed this, considering Hamilton stayed with yellow.

So that would be a reason to change his? Why exactly? :confused:

#193 Gintonious

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 19:17

So that would be a reason to change his? Why exactly? :confused:


Both drivers being yellow, might be a bit tough to distinguish the 2 wouldnt you say?

#194 darkkis

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 19:26

Both drivers being yellow, might be a bit tough to distinguish the 2 wouldnt you say?

Not his problem really... :lol:

#195 chumma

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 19:29

Webber's helmet is so boring.

#196 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 19:30

Both drivers being yellow, might be a bit tough to distinguish the 2 wouldnt you say?

Nonsense. We have had plenty of teammates with similar helmets. Coulthard and Raikkonen both had blue and white coloured helmets back in 2002. Vergne and Ricciardo had nearly identical helmet tops, nobody was complaining. Why should drivers change their colours, because the fans want it? Such nonsense.

#197 chumma

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 19:41

Nonsense. We have had plenty of teammates with similar helmets. Coulthard and Raikkonen both had blue and white coloured helmets back in 2002. Vergne and Ricciardo had nearly identical helmet tops, nobody was complaining. Why should drivers change their colours, because the fans want it? Such nonsense.

To be fair, calling Kimi's helmet similar to Coulthard's is like mistaking Hill's helmet for Vettel's, it was as obvious as a red nose. Kimi's looked very similar to Mika's in 2002 from front on. I don't know why some people find looking at the T cam difficult to distinguish who is who, but I can sympathise with them in some way, the early part of 2000 was at times tough especially onboard shots (as the quality wasn't so great) to distinguish Michael from Barrichello. Nico and Lewis use different yellow's so I think it will be pretty easy, and the fact Lewis is not running an ugly Schuberth will more than make it easy to see the difference.

Edited by chumma, 03 February 2013 - 19:42.


#198 bullystoke

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 20:27

its not so much about who is who when they are next to each other, its more a case of when the car is on its own on track.

#199 katmen

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 20:53

what if nico will have yellow and grey swapped, yellow is bottom ?

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#200 Gintonious

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 20:54

Nonsense. We have had plenty of teammates with similar helmets. Coulthard and Raikkonen both had blue and white coloured helmets back in 2002. Vergne and Ricciardo had nearly identical helmet tops, nobody was complaining. Why should drivers change their colours, because the fans want it? Such nonsense.


It's not nonsense, it's just from a viewer point of view. It's the same reason as to why Pirelli improved the markings on their tires. Time will tell anyway.