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#51 purplejohn

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 14:58

Does Kimis lid have a halo around it at the top as a design feature or was it adopted when he went to McLaren for the sponsors?


i think its just something we saw at McLaren and Ferrari because they both have that save for sponsors, LR just have the Lotus logo

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#52 purplejohn

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 18:46

Now that petrov is gone anyone think we might see the old blue colours kimi used


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Romain uses red and yellow


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#53 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 18:53

Kimi would be the last driver on the grid to modify his helmet colours based on the nationality of his teammate...

#54 MrFondue

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 22:01

Kimi would be the last driver on the grid to modify his helmet colours based on the nationality of his teammate...


Which begs the question: who would be first? :lol:

#55 jrg19

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:54

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first attempt


Not too far off

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Kimi's design is much better.

#56 Disgrace

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:56

Matte colours. :up:

#57 sofarapartguy

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:03

Why white? WHYYYYYYYYYY?! :cry:

Is there any white in the car? Or does it remind Kimi of snow?

#58 jrg19

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:05

Why white? WHYYYYYYYYYY?! :cry:

Is there any white in the car? Or does it remind Kimi of snow?


I like the white "iceman"

#59 jcbc3

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:00

He will henceforth be known as: "Snowman".

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#60 jrg19

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 17:15

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#61 Gintonious

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 20:06

Symbol on the top should be in red i feel.

#62 jrg19

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 20:08

Symbol on the top should be in red i feel.


It could come, might even see something in the white area some paisley patterns like he often uses.

#63 tifosiMac

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 20:12

Its a pretty ugly helmet design IMO. His Ferrari one was pretty gopping too and I was hoping we were going to see something new. Then again the season is yet to start and this may still happen, not thats its really relevant in the grand scheme of things.. :)

#64 Brandz07

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 20:19

best helmet on the grid :)

#65 jrg19

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 20:23

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Slight edit i think i like the blankness but something kimi has done with his helmets in the past.

#66 DaiMOn

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 21:22

A quick digital replica. Sorry for the bad quality, I couldn't spend too much time on making the texures.


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#67 jrg19

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 21:23

A quick digital replica. Sorry for the bad quality, I couldn't spend too much time on making the texures.


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:up: great

#68 Hacklerf

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 21:34

Thats pretty badass, at first i wasnt really into it, but looking at it now its quite cool

Who does the painting, it says something designs on the side but cant make it out.. JLF? Usomehing?

#69 jrg19

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 21:37

Thats pretty badass, at first i wasnt really into it, but looking at it now its quite cool

Who does the painting, it says something designs on the side but cant make it out.. JLF? Usomehing?


Uffe Tagström designs Kimis gear

#70 ch103

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 22:27

I like the blue helmet from the McL days the best. That said with the frequency at which drivers change helmet liveries these days, on opening day he could have an entirely different scheme than the one shown above.

#71 hello86

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 22:42

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Slight edit i think i like the blankness but something kimi has done with his helmets in the past.


:love: This looks amazing! Please show Kimi that pic

#72 hello86

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 22:43

A quick digital replica. Sorry for the bad quality, I couldn't spend too much time on making the texures.


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thanks :up:

#73 ashnathan

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 22:49

At LAST Kimi is back in an Arai and not wearing a hideous Schuberth or oversized Bell! I knew he preferred Arai's over the Schuberth but Ferrari don't take personal preference into consideration!

#74 jrg19

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 22:53

:love: This looks amazing! Please show Kimi that pic


I tweeted it to Lotus to show Kimi doubt they will :drunk:

#75 artista

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 23:07

As much as he has changed the helmet, I see it as an evolution from last season's.

This one is the one he was using in Rally Finland:
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You can already see there the same orange colour and the white and the "Iceman" written in the back of the helmet.

The new helmet also has the trident... I think the new is easily recognisable as a Räikkönen's helmet, easy to recognise from the onboard camera and so on.

#76 DrF

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 23:21

I liked the 2007 helmet best, nice and tribal. This one's a bit plain...

#77 jrg19

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 23:22

I liked the 2007 helmet best, nice and tribal. This one's a bit plain...


I think the plainness is refreshing, unique positioning of the 9 i think if he goes well this season this helmet could go down in the top 10 designs ever.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 00:08

Does this mean it's Redbull no more!?!?!

#79 noikeee

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 00:13

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Slight edit i think i like the blankness but something kimi has done with his helmets in the past.


That looks like sh*t, glad he's over that tribal nonsense.

I quite like this new helmet, simple, clean and classy. :up:

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#80 ashnathan

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 00:19

I too hated the whole tribal thing

#81 evo

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:26

could be an interim design?

no lotus logo at the front?

#82 autosportfan

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:23

Sorry, In Finnish but with photos of the F1 career helmets and voting option...

http://www.mtv3.fi/u...atso-ja-aanesta

Edited by autosportfan, 24 January 2012 - 09:23.


#83 CrashPad

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:37

My favorite is propably the one he used through 2003 to 2005 with small changes, clean desing and beautiful colours=fantastic helmet.
2006 model is awesome too, devilish colours!
The helmets he had with Ferrari were not that great, a bit messy. -07 one would've been cool without those stupid bar codes.

Im still not decided on the Lotus one, will have to wait untill it has sponsors and everything on it. But so far I like it!

Edited by CrashPad, 24 January 2012 - 09:47.


#84 0thecougar

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:54

Has he always had his race number bold on his helmet?
I've just noticed in a couple of pics of his older helmets that he's had his race number.
Understandable in motogp etc where you can keep your number, but so keen to display a number you get for 1 year?

#85 OSX

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:03

could be an interim design?

no lotus logo at the front?

I'm pretty sure the lotus logo will fill the empty white space above the visor by the time they get to Jerez.

We might also see a sponsor logo or two on it as well once the actual season starts in Melbourne.


#86 OSX

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:05

Has he always had his race number bold on his helmet?
I've just noticed in a couple of pics of his older helmets that he's had his race number.
Understandable in motogp etc where you can keep your number, but so keen to display a number you get for 1 year?

Like someone said the bold number thing could well be NASCAR influenced.

#87 Taxi

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:22

Like someone said the bold number thing could well be NASCAR influenced.



the 2006 one had number 3 at the back.

my favorite is the 2006 one. The 2005/2003/2012 also pretty cool 


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#88 artista

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:25

In his 2005 helmet of the link in the following quote, there is also a number 9:

Sorry, In Finnish but with photos of the F1 career helmets and voting option...

http://www.mtv3.fi/u...atso-ja-aanesta




#89 Sammyosammy

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:26

" it protects my head" :wave:

#90 jrg19

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:30

Im guessing we'll see his usual Monaco special this season too.

#91 hello86

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:05

Voted for the helmet in 2006!

The Ferrari helmets are nothing special me thinks!

Hope he won´t change it every race!

#92 Jovanotti

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:09

2004 for me..

Edited by Jovanotti, 24 January 2012 - 11:12.


#93 Raifosa

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:48

2006 is my favourite. Then 2003 & 2005.

#94 jrg19

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:50

2006 and 2012

#95 sofarapartguy

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:53

2001 - clean and simple, only 3 colors, which reminds of Finnish flag.
2002 is good as well.

#96 Gintonious

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:37

2005 all the way, love the layering effect with the blues and the contrast of the red.

#97 OSX

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:47

2006 is my favourite. Digging the new one a lot as well.


#98 Oho

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 14:05

could be an interim design?

no lotus logo at the front?


Interim would be my guess, though I am not sure the wanna put a color clashing Lotus emblem on the forehead, I do suspect there is gonna be more sponsors come Melbourne. Kind of shame really, as it is refreshingly clean now.

#99 OSX

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 14:15

Interim would be my guess, though I am not sure the wanna put a color clashing Lotus emblem on the forehead, I do suspect there is gonna be more sponsors come Melbourne. Kind of shame really, as it is refreshingly clean now.

The Lotus emblem would look nice in black and gold. Of course Lotus might demand it in green and yellow like on last season's helmets but it remains to be seen... Agree on the sponsor situation. There's bound to be a sponsor logo or few on it once they hit Melbourne.



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Posted 24 January 2012 - 14:23

I made some HD wallpapers. If you want to download them just click on the pictures. :p


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