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#551 ensign14

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 07:04

Look behind the hp logo.  What's the point of that?



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#552 phrank

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 07:07

Look behind the hp logo.  What's the point of that?

Its a spoiler



#553 pacificquay

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 07:20

Its a spoiler


What he means is why does a pointless blue line go up there

#554 Taxi

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 08:32

Hulk and Ricciardo : Awesome! If Ricciardo could manage staying with that design instead of the other vomit (sorry danny fans) design ...



#555 Knowlesy

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 08:35

Renault drivers have really nailed it here.

#556 Beri

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 08:37

What he means is why does a pointless blue line go up there


Because George has it as well? Or maybe because its just the design?

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#557 Beri

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 08:37

Renault drivers have really nailed it here.


Totally agreed!

#558 JRodrigues

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 08:44

Its a spoiler

 

Oh, dear..



#559 Beri

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 09:19

No.. it was "Oh deer"

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#560 milestone 11

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 09:50

This is a great design.  ;)

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#561 ensign14

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 10:01

Because George has it as well? Or maybe because its just the design?

 

Gah.  Couldn't see it from the side shot.

 

It's a real mess of a design, though, isn't it?  Jeez, just have the blue/red/yellow stripe, no need for a mutated arrow or the swap-over or the stupid pointless line.
 



#562 SCUDmissile

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 11:13

https://twitter.com/...9936508929?s=19

Leclerc's special one is better than his normal design imo

Still quite busy.

#563 TheJammin

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 11:14

Hulk and Ric's helmets really are some of the greatest I've seen for a long time. I really want them to keep them, even though I know they won't. Hulk's is... incredible  ;)



#564 Taxi

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 13:23

Apparently Kimi wanted to have a open face helmet but there was "some problems with the regulations"   :lol:



#565 VladimirBrown

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 14:21

Apparently Kimi wanted to have a open face helmet but there was "some problems with the regulations"   :lol:

 

There should be a law against him ever retiring.



#566 Bleu

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 14:40

Apparently Kimi wanted to have a open face helmet but there was "some problems with the regulations"   :lol:

 

His designer should have just painted the chin and old-style driving glasses into the design, like here classic hockey mask designed into modern one.

 

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#567 Jovanotti

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 14:42

Apparently Kimi wanted to have a open face helmet but there was "some problems with the regulations"   :lol:

Yeah, was in the press conference  :)

https://youtu.be/gep0Ln_nkhw?t=327



#568 muramasa

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 16:20

 

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Brawn GP 10 year anniversary scheme

didnt know Santander (presumably UK operation) is still with Button 

 

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#569 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 17:55

Apparently Kimi wanted to have a open face helmet but there was "some problems with the regulations" :lol:


Yep, he should have done something like sutils special Monaco helmet

https://www.pinteres...61699172220729/

There’s some other interesting ones if you scroll down too...

#570 Frood

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 18:08

Lando also had a special helmet this weekend:

 

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Albon had a throwback to the first world championship race with images of Prince Bira on his:

 

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And Pérez has switched from Schuberth to Bell.

 

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#571 ensign14

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 18:58

Shame Albon didn't go for the Thai racing colours of light blue and yellow.  Would have stood out.  Still, nice recognition of the ultimate gentleman racer.



#572 CL16

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 08:38

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What’s people’s opinions on the 2019 colour of Hamilton Red or White?

Past seasons you’d say it was white but the red top on this one you could argue the % of red is greater than white.

#573 thegamer23

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 08:59

A mess

#574 CL16

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 09:18

A mess


I was going to put a disclaimer of “apart from a mess” to avoid the obvious comment I knew someone would [snip] post.

[snip]

#575 Stephane

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 09:18

Less and less yellow



#576 Anja

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 09:20

Compared to most modern helmets I think it's actually rather decent. 



#577 thegamer23

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 10:33

I was going to put a disclaimer of “apart from a mess” to avoid the obvious comment I knew someone would [snip] post.

[snip]


Beacuse it is, from my point of view.
The black Monster halo is a disgrace, the glittery shade of red is unbearable, there's not a clear design scheme.
Looks like last year's white, with a red sauce spread on the top of it
I challenge you to draw a sketch of that helmet, it has no visual consistency.

His White & his early yellows were much better.

[snip] :smoking:

Edited by jcbc3, 21 April 2019 - 12:46.


#578 Frood

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 10:38

I agree. There just isn't a coherent design like Lewis' earlier helmets.



#579 Anja

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 10:43

Hey, at least it's pretty simple by modern standards. I'll definitely take it over the typical helmet with a mess of random bits and pieces in six different colours plastered all over.



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#580 OvDrone

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 11:29

Hamilton went from yellow to white to red.

 

I'm a fan of his '14-'15 white designs.



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Posted 21 April 2019 - 12:47

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#582 VladimirBrown

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 16:13

Admittedly it's a personal opinion, and may be considered somewhat dated or nostalgic given the modern tendency to come up with entirely new designs every year, but I still believe drivers should have relatively consistent helmet designs throughout their careers, since it's their personal brand and avatar.

When Hamilton left McLaren, he went on an experimental journey to redefine his design and, as a result, we are faced with new helmets every year that could in theory be for totally different drivers.

Before people go on full-ballistic mode, I'm not saying that's wrong per se, and could simply be a sign of the times, when things don't really have to last that much and constant change is received as a positive thing.

But I honestly think it's a shame and a completely wasted marketing opportunity for drivers.

But that's just my opinion.

#583 pacificquay

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 07:02

Good article on Autosport by Jonathan Noble saying many of the current designs are a mess and the simple bold ones are much better.

https://www.autospor...what-it-missing

#584 chdphd

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 21:35

Sean Gelael's F2 helmet  :eek:

 

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