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#1 SenorSjon

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 09:35

New year, new helmets!

 

Rinus van Kalmthout (Veekay for otherlinguals who can't pronounce Dutch) has presented his helmet for his first IndyCar season:

 

https://twitter.com/...828061475344385

 

https://nl.motorspor...m-2020/4677409/

 

Stills from the video.

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I love it already. No go faster stripes, no swooshes. not to much banners. Now only if they hadn't got the aeroscreen, we could actually see it.



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#2 Ivanhoe

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 10:03

Love it, less is more  :up:



#3 BiggestBuddyLazierFan

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 10:14

Amazing. Left side is Jan Lammers ripoff and right side Derek Bell ripoff

#4 BiggestBuddyLazierFan

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 10:15

Ripoff Van Khalmouth

#5 Peat

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 10:19

I actually think (hope) that in the age of the Halo/Aeroscreen, drivers will go back to simple design of 1 predominant color so that you can identify them at a glance. 



#6 SenorSjon

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 11:32

Amazing. Left side is Jan Lammers ripoff and right side Derek Bell ripoff

 

If I look up Lammers' helmet it is not even close? Derek Bell had a very simple design with blue white red stripes going round on a white base. And he is almost 80 years old, I can forgive someone for not remembering a helmet not used for 30-40-odd years.



#7 Beri

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 11:37

Amazing. Left side is Jan Lammers ripoff and right side Derek Bell ripoff


It's a mix of Arie Luyendijks helmet, his dad's and a hommage to the Dutch Lion. So, yeah.. this..

#8 phrank

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 11:56

The lion is a bit too much...



#9 potmotr

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 12:39

Love it.

 

Verstappen needs to go full orange. 



#10 BlackCat

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 12:49

Proposal to FIA: When getting his/her first racing license, young racer has to register the colour(s) and pattern of his/her helmet that must stay the same for his/her whole career. Starting with helmet of any other design is not allowed. In case of emergency - all three spares dropped to floor, for example - plain white helmet can be used.



#11 Stephane

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 12:57

Why ?



#12 BiggestBuddyLazierFan

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 14:16

Proposal to FIA: When getting his/her first racing license, young racer has to register the colour(s) and pattern of his/her helmet that must stay the same for his/her whole career. Starting with helmet of any other design is not allowed. In case of emergency - all three spares dropped to floor, for example - plain white helmet can be used.


Attempted humor?

#13 maximilian

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 15:17

Kudos to VeeKay for not falling into the "add more unnecessary spikes and swooshes for no particular reason" trap!



#14 Beri

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 10:04

Proposal to FIA: When getting his/her first racing license, young racer has to register the colour(s) and pattern of his/her helmet that must stay the same for his/her whole career. Starting with helmet of any other design is not allowed. In case of emergency - all three spares dropped to floor, for example - plain white helmet can be used.


Within one season all patterns will be "patented". So, no way this would even work.

#15 ensign14

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 10:31

Amazing. Left side is Jan Lammers ripoff and right side Derek Bell ripoff

 

Right side is more Gijs van Lennep's final helmet - Bell had the blue over the red.



#16 pacificquay

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 10:40

I don't generally like non symmetrical helmets but this is ok. I don't understand why the 21 is mirrored on the right rather than the correct way round though.



#17 SenorSjon

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 13:04

The lion is a bit too much...

 

Well, the Dutch have the lion as national animal so no wonders there.

https://en.wikipedia...ational_animals



#18 Ivanhoe

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 15:25

Right side is more Gijs van Lennep's final helmet - Bell had the blue over the red.

He got this helmet as a present 2 years ago from the HARC (historische auto ren club, historic auto race club in English). There is some resemblance.

 

A98-D0718-2168-4-B12-9624-1-AB954319499.


Edited by Ivanhoe, 29 January 2020 - 15:25.


#19 taz

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 19:26

Alex Albon

 

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#20 Spillage

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 19:52

Like all Red Bull helmets, it's both generic and messy. I'd like to see them at least let the drivers pick whatever colour they like. As mentioned above, Verstappen needs to go all orange. The entire crowd at Zandvoort will, after all.

#21 midgrid

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 20:03

I like the Thai halo, but it should go all the way around!

#22 ensign14

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 20:16

It's hideous, isn't it?  There's no design there whatsoever.  As usual the brand that's all about pushing individuality forces its employees to be cybermen.



#23 SonGoku

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 20:28

Red Bull helmets, they almost never look good.

#24 CL16

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 20:39

https://twitter.com/...2168142853?s=21

Purple for Hamilton

#25 Jovanotti

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 20:46

https://twitter.com/...2168142853?s=21

Purple for Hamilton

Blessed lvl over 9000

#26 thegamer23

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 21:17

 

 



#27 SonGoku

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 21:19

If he removes the white, it could be one of the best looking helmets on the whole grid.

#28 Maustinsj

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 21:40

Albon's is absolutely dreadful.



#29 CoolBreeze

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 08:20

^which has been a norm for most of them the last few years.



#30 Marklar

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 12:47

If he removes the white, it could be one of the best looking helmets on the whole grid.

that doesnt say much though, since pretty much all helmets on the grid are dreadful  :p



#31 maximilian

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 13:41

There is literally NOTHING good about Albon's helmet.  Even a plain white helmet would be better.



#32 JHSingo

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 15:37

In defence of Red Bull helmets, I liked Sainz's lid when he was briefly at Renault...

 

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Gave off a sort of Francois Cevert vibe to it.



#33 FullOppositeLock

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 16:36

Max has gone predominantly white, similar to last year, but with a few gold touches

#34 Anja

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 16:49

Expecting a nice helmet from a Red Bull driver might be more hopeless than counting on lots of overtaking in Monaco. 



#35 Paco

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 16:53

that doesnt say much though, since pretty much all helmets on the grid are dreadful :p


Hulks Sebs and even Lances weren’t that bad, with hulk being the most memorable.

Biggest thing for me is why does 90% of them need rings that go around the top.. enough already with the rings.

Then enough with the way way over complicated stuff Lando aside with his wacky colours.

Then add in, stop messing with everybraces and every few years. Design one and stay with it!

#36 Paco

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 17:06

Max’s reveal today showed a decent static design with a tweak and considering what most go for today was decent overall.

#37 taz

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 17:39

Max Verstappen

 

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#38 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 17:43

It's like if Lewis went to Red Bull. Partner promo tweets and all.



#39 CL16

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 18:52

It's like if Lewis went to Red Bull. Partner promo tweets and all.


Hommage to his hero?

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#40 SenorSjon

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 21:16

Looks meh. I still love one of his first Spa ones best.

#41 maximilian

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 03:49

Utter shite.



#42 Gintonious

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 18:07

https://twitter.com/...654968448049152

 

Hamiltons is still a complete mess, just a purple mess now.



#43 Marklar

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 18:16

I dont know if it's a filter or my eyes, but this purple looks so dark from the distance that I can already see the struggle to keep the Mercedes drivers apart.

Edit: at least that makes the Monster Logo look less hideous.


Edited by Marklar, 12 February 2020 - 18:21.


#44 Mc_Silver

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 18:16

Why did he ditch yellow? It was special colour for him. Weird.

#45 GoldenColt

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 18:23

I like Lewis's new helmet and I can't even explain why. His last two helmets were boring.



#46 ensign14

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 18:23

HHM?



#47 MJB5990

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 18:31

HAM

#48 SonGoku

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 18:32

That's a beautiful purple helmet, his best one since years.

#49 P123

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 18:43

Good mix of colours.  Usual lines and shapes that F1 helmet designers seem to favour and never look great.



#50 Silberpfeil

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 18:48

Hamilton’s new lid looks really good. Bit too busy around the chin area, but that’s hardly worth complaining about at this point. (Also, six stars!)