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#1 Gintonious

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 15:30

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Big fan of this special lid for Alonso for his 24hr entry. 

 

Keep it simple this year, lads. PLEASE!



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#2 thegamer23

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 15:36

Iconic, simple, great. Hopefully he'll carry it out in the F1 season too.

Unfortunately the big Halo will cover it, but still..

#3 Gintonious

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 15:40

Iconic, simple, great. Hopefully he'll carry it out in the F1 season too.

Unfortunately the big Halo will cover it, but still..

 

The halo, ruining helmets since they appeared.

 

I remember seeing Alonso say to Soffel "Looks better without the halo" when Lando was testing the car in Budapest. He isn't wrong.



#4 pacificquay

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 16:21

The halo, ruining helmets since they appeared.

 

I remember seeing Alonso say to Soffel "Looks better without the halo" when Lando was testing the car in Budapest. He isn't wrong.

 

Alonso was referring to the white band many teams run on their helmets rather than the head protection device



#5 maximilian

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 16:28

Yeah, the sponsor halo really is a curse to helmet design.

 

Btw, can we have more of non-F1 helmet designs in here?  There are many lovely ones in FE, WEC, IndyCar... and they change more often than the F1 ones, too... since not restricted by dumb rules.  :kiss:



#6 Jovanotti

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 17:35

Epic helmet, as was the Indy one.

#7 JHSingo

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 17:37

Btw, can we have more of non-F1 helmet designs in here?  There are many lovely ones in FE, WEC, IndyCar... and they change more often than the F1 ones, too... since not restricted by dumb rules.  :kiss:

 

Seconded. You can always rely on MotoGP for some great designs, for a start.



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 17:49

Iconic, simple, great. Hopefully he'll carry it out in the F1 season too.

Unfortunately the big Halo will cover it, but still..

 

How is it iconic? It was just presented this week.. :confused:



#9 midgrid

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 17:49

Perhaps the halo on the cars will cancel out the need for a halo on the helmets?



#10 RacingGreen

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 06:51

Well done Fernando, that looks like a racing driver helmet, a real piece of class. Hope that a few others take this as their cue and we get a few more that are not the usual mix of sponsors logo's and hot rod show spray-can graffiti art that some drivers seem to prefer these days. 


Edited by RacingGreen, 06 January 2018 - 06:54.


#11 chunder27

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 13:05

This is the guy that is doing more for world motorsport than any other man has for decades.

 

Racing in other series, massively increasing theirs and his profile and doing it with a smile on his face.  So I would expect nothing more than class from his one off lid designs as the man is simply that. Class.

 

A thing a few world champions of the past and present might remember. 



#12 bill p

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 13:16

This is the guy that is doing more for world motorsport than any other man has for decades.
 
Racing in other series, massively increasing theirs and his profile and doing it with a smile on his face.  So I would expect nothing more than class from his one off lid designs as the man is simply that. Class.
 
A thing a few world champions of the past and present might remember.


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#13 JHSingo

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 14:10

This is the guy that is doing more for world motorsport than any other man has for decades.

 

Racing in other series, massively increasing theirs and his profile and doing it with a smile on his face. 

 

Agree with this - hopefully it starts something of a culture change in F1. There's really no reason why more of them shouldn't race at an event like the Rolex 24 - no F1 testing or any other commitments to get in the way.



#14 VladimirBrown

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 18:29

We're always going on about how this or that would have worked better on the drivers' helmets, so how about we try to do it ourselves?

 

https://www.mercedes...helmet-ungated/

 

It'd be kind of cool for someone in the forum to win this one, huh?



#15 P123

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 20:20

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Agree with this - hopefully it starts something of a culture change in F1. There's really no reason why more of them shouldn't race at an event like the Rolex 24 - no F1 testing or any other commitments to get in the way.


That's a bit naïve, no? Alonso was able to go and race the Indy 500 thanks to Honda in the States, and their lack of competitiveness in F1. He wasn't sacrificing anything in F1 to head there. And he's now running in Daytona as his present team boss owns the team. Where Montoya, and a lesser extent Kimi and Hulk went before, Alonso now follows. It would be good to see more F1 racers spread their wings, but with 20+ races and all sorts of commercial clashes it's fairly unrealistic to expect many of them to be given the go ahead to do so.

As for FA's new lid, it's definitely one his better ones, which begs the question as to how his F1 efforts can be so horrendously cack, like the majority of the grid. Sponsors do get in the way a bit, but they all tend to suffer from over-design.

#16 chunder27

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 22:08

Err, he was sacrificing a chance at points in a F1 race!  



#17 P123

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 22:49

Err, he was sacrificing a chance at points in a F1 race!


Honda did that for him most races anyway.  ;)

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 07:44

We're always going on about how this or that would have worked better on the drivers' helmets, so how about we try to do it ourselves?

https://www.mercedes...helmet-ungated/

It'd be kind of cool for someone in the forum to win this one, huh?

It's a bit ironic that this competition is for the helmet which is the cleanest and one of the nicest of the grid.

Regarding Alonso, I always thought his F1 helmet is really nice, especially the colour scheme I find particularly pleasant. I can imagine his pre 2006 variants were more bold and stronger in concept, but his recent ones I find nice as well. Especially the 2015 one with a white band on the top.
And somehow, while being quite busy in terms of lines, etc it still makes sense and looks nice, unlike the total mess of say Grosjean, Hulkenberg, Perez, etc.
So for me top 3 is easily
1. Bottas
2. Alonso
3. Vettel

Honorable mention to Stroll.
Hamilton's yellow one was very nice too.

#19 SarbaV

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 12:33

My top 3 alo helmets
1. Daytona helmet
2. F1
3. Indy

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#20 Gintonious

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 17:05

Alonso was referring to the white band many teams run on their helmets rather than the head protection device

 

Thats what i was referring to.



#21 Spillage

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 11:41

Alonso's extracurricular helmets always seem to be better than his F1 ones. He hasn't run anything that simple and fresh since his Minardi days.

#22 Gintonious

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 13:43

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Giovinazzis lid, just missing the sponsors. Have seen it on twitter with the Alpha logo, looks fantastic!



#23 P123

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 16:38

Looks a bit of a mess. Generic F1 helmet design with a block of colour and attached to that some daft go faster line leading off at one corner. Perhaps the same guy that designs most of the grid, and that is his signature design.

#24 Gintonious

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 18:10

The go-faster parts...terrible.



#25 phrank

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 19:08

Its like all helmets are designed by the same guy



#26 Graveltrappen

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 21:08

Yeah, all look like the generic section of an F1 game with made up helmets that you couldn’t pick out of a lineup.

Show anyone (even self proclaimed hardcore f1 fans) that helmet and they wouldn’t immediately be able to tell you the drivers name. (If you covered his name up on the side!)

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#27 Nathan

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 01:52

How is it iconic? It was just presented this week.. :confused:

 

Possibly because it echoes the 70's and when full-face helmets appeared.(???)



#28 ensign14

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:03

How come Alonso has superb designs when he's not in F1 (and that includes his pre-F1 days), yet when he gets to the Pinnacle of Motorsport, he perennially dons a shower of ADHD crap?



#29 Gintonious

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 15:03

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#30 August

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 13:47

We're always going on about how this or that would have worked better on the drivers' helmets, so how about we try to do it ourselves?

 

https://www.mercedes...helmet-ungated/

 

It'd be kind of cool for someone in the forum to win this one, huh?

 

I sent a design to that competition, or rather two alternatives.

 

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#31 Gintonious

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 12:26

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Some blue for Raikkonen this year, and also the Ferrari Crest on the front.



#32 pacificquay

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 12:36

An utter mess, once again



#33 ConsiderAndGo

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 12:40

Nice to see the return of the real Ferrari badge. But yeah, overall, a bit of a mess.



#34 midgrid

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 12:42

I think it will look better from the front, at least, and the black will contrast nicely with Vettel's design from this direction as well.



#35 Taxi

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 14:01

kimi's a big mess.  :down:



#36 Spillage

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 16:31

I like that shade of blue, but that's about all there is going for it. Messy, again.

#37 midgrid

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 16:37

The blue is very reminiscent of his 2003-5 helmet design.

 

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#38 CrashPad

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 16:45

^that is still one of the best looking helmets in recent times, just love it!

 

Agree with the majority, at least in that picture the new one is a bit of a mess  :stoned:



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Posted 29 January 2018 - 17:03

Agree, Kimi’s helmets have been terrible lately. Bring back the old-school design!

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#40 ConsiderAndGo

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 17:05

The blue is very reminiscent of his 2003-5 helmet design.

 

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#41 Taxi

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 18:15

Less is more. That's a shame co's his helmets were always among the best until 2014. 



#42 barzini

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 19:39

Less is more. That's a shame co's his helmets were always among the best until 2014.


Maybe it is the bad designs that prevent Kimi performing well 🤔

#43 ensign14

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 20:13

His first design was a straight copy of sportscar/DTM racer Klaus Ludwig's.



#44 Mc_Silver

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 20:15

Blue shades ruined the helmet.



#45 EndlessMotion

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 20:22

Each to their own but Alonso's 24h design is a beauty. Really not a fan of the bright, shiny and overly busy designs the vast majority of drivers seem to go for year after year.

 

Smooth and simple is where it's at. Would like to see some more matte looking finishes too. Get rid of the sparkly glitter crap please boys!



#46 JRodrigues

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 20:24

I think it will look fantastic. Full Black front, the 7 on the side, and that shade of blue is the touch that makes it all come alive (possibly because it's a blue similar to the colours of my simracing team :cool: ).   :up:


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#47 Zava

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 08:45

all I have to say is I don't know what riva sells, but I'm never going to buy it, whatever that is.



#48 WilliamsF1Fan

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 09:07

Luxury yachts.  

 

I also am never going to buy one of their products, although I suspect that is more out of budgetary restraints than from principles!  



#49 RECKLESS

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 09:17

Back with some blue! :up:  :up: 

It's a sign of putting every last bit of effort to bringing back the winning.  ;)

It will look much better in real life than in the render.



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Posted 30 January 2018 - 10:02

all I have to say is I don't know what riva sells, but I'm never going to buy it, whatever that is.

 

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