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#51 SophieB

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 18:49

Reminds me think of the old version of Cadbury’s Dairy Milk chocolate bars, back when it still had purple foil, so that’s a good thing.

 

it also makes me sing ‘Purple Ham, Purple Ham’ to the tune of Purple Rain.



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#52 CL16

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 18:50

The idea of it being purple and that being the colour of speed in modern f1 works for me

#53 Anja

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 18:56

That's cool. His best in many years IMO. 



#54 NoForumForOldPole

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 22:52

Purple looks better then maroon. Best Lewis helmet since Senna inspired yellow.

#55 VladimirBrown

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 23:32

A lot of people are quoting Prince in reference to the helmet, but I think a more adequate caption based on what he's been doing these past few years would be "Purple REIGN".



#56 paipa

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 23:56

The idea of it being purple and that being the colour of speed in modern f1 works for me


That's the least of it.

It's part of a bigger, pious theme. You know when the Pope whips out his purple cope? When he opens Lent. The blessed one is sending a message: sorrow and suffering awaits.

#57 Paco

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 02:32

I don’t mind Lewis, no way iconic but seems less busy.

#58 K20a

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 05:27

Lewis showing the world his purple helmet. lol

#59 Beri

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 07:10

Lewis showing the world his purple helmet. lol


I see what you did there..

Anywho, it's a good looking helmet going by color. All the fuss with the shapes and such I'm not a fan of. But it is instantly recognizable. Which is the main point of it standing out between all the other helmets.
Why he ditched the Senna yellow is beyond me. But hey, his choice!

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#60 Bleu

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 08:23

Red Bull helmets, they almost never look good.

 

 I agree. Almost never, because I think Kvyat's lid last year was a good one.



#61 Ivanhoe

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 08:28

To me Hamilton's helmet looks just as monstrous (pun intended) as Max' Red Bull helmet. 



#62 Marklar

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 08:32

tbh the main problem of the Max helmet are the amount of sponsors and their placement, otherwise it's a decent-ish lid.

Hamilton's is more messy, but the purple is hiding it much better than anything he had before.

#63 SenorSjon

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 11:17

That's the least of it.

It's part of a bigger, pious theme. You know when the Pope whips out his purple cope? When he opens Lent. The blessed one is sending a message: sorrow and suffering awaits.

 

I wonder if the lion beats the pope then.  :clap:



#64 maximilian

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 12:48

So far all the released F1 helmets are hideous.



#65 marcainley

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 13:47

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#66 maximilian

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 14:03

Better, although Norris is still all over the place...



#67 sgtkate

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 14:20

Better, although Norris is still all over the place...

Sainz lid looks quite good, via Youtube, English version starts at 2:20 if you don't speak Spanish like me!


Edited by sgtkate, 13 February 2020 - 14:20.


#68 milestone 11

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 14:39

Lewis should have gone red and white in homage to his Jersey heritage.

#69 Paco

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 14:55

I actually like Lando Rossi nod crazy. Carlos decent as well. Plus, easy to tell who driving which McLaren quickly

Edited by Paco, 13 February 2020 - 14:56.


#70 taz

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 14:56

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#71 ensign14

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 15:05

But why put all those little swooshes and gaps and so on?  Just go with a pure and simple de Angelis style...



#72 Gintonious

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 16:51

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#73 maximilian

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 16:54

Yeah, the spikes and swooshes are a horrible hemlet disease, but kudos to McLaren (I guess) for getting rid of these damn halo helmet stripes around the top - those ruin a LOT.  Although Norris still kinda has one, but at least it's not WHITE.


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#74 Gintonious

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 17:52

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#75 MasterOfCoin

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 18:59

Lewis should have gone red and white in homage to his Jersey heritage.

I would swap the white with his signature yellow from his Mac days....



#76 Mc_Silver

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 19:04

Sainz is doing very good job. I like his helmet designs. They look sleek and elegant. Lando's helmet looks better than the last year's edition but he needs to work harder to catch up with Sainz in terms of design:)

#77 JRodrigues

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 10:00

Kimi's take for 2020

 

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#78 marcainley

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 10:06

Kimi's take for 2020

 

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Fairly sure that's just last year's and he's using it for the shakedown. I'd be fairly disappointed with it if so, as he usually changes it up a little every year.



#79 CrashPad

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 10:07

I really like Sainz's helmet, very cool and clean  :up: and I am always a bit of a sucker for national colours



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Posted 14 February 2020 - 11:12

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The angry baboon is back  :mad:  :drunk:


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#81 Cliff

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 11:16

I actually really like Max's helmet, looks aggressive  :up:



#82 taran

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 13:05

I actually really like Max's helmet, looks aggressive  :up:

 

I know it's the modern style but I just feel it's messy. I much prefer a simple design in strong colours.

In the past, driver's would be instantly recognisable; Patrese, Piquet, Prost, Senna, De Angelis, Tambay etc. Mostly simply designs with just a few colours.

 

Verstappen's helmet has all kinds of things going on, most of which nobody will ever notice, like those golden stripes between Red Bull and the Red Bull logo.

What's the point?

 

YMMV.



#83 Ned40

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 13:09

No Exact or Jumbo on the helmet



#84 Frood

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 13:13

No Exact or Jumbo on the helmet


Jumbo's on the front of the visor.

Can't say I particularly like it. There's not really any design at all and what there is is infected with the swooshes everyone else is doing anyway.

I think Sainz's is the best so far.

#85 Knowlesy

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 16:24

Lewis's helmet is still a bit messy, but the colour scheme is very nice. There are less colours fighting for your attention which is a good start.

#86 Gintonious

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 21:17

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#87 Beri

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 22:07

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#88 CL16

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 22:17

Can’t find a picture but Gaslys looks very similar.

#89 VladimirBrown

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 23:19

Every Autosport Forum:member: "You know, I think Red Bull branding on the helmets is really aggressive..."
Alfa Tauri: "Hold my beer..."



#90 alonstar

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 23:53

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#91 FullOppositeLock

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 00:29

Well, they're both nice enough, but they are so alike it will be impossible to tell them apart. Luckily we have the halo so we'll never see them anyway :drunk:



#92 RacingGreen

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 00:35

Well, they're both nice enough, but they are so alike it will be impossible to tell them apart. Luckily we have the halo so we'll never see them anyway :drunk:

 

I guess as both are unlikely to see out the full season it doesn't matter what their helmets are like anyway.



#93 Jovanotti

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 06:32

Kvyat and Sainz are the standouts for me so far :up:

#94 CL16

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 10:24

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#95 ensign14

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 11:01



#96 Marklar

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 14:10

Crofty is in for a nightmare

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#97 Paco

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 15:51

Seriously why those have such nearly identical helmets..

#98 Frood

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 16:09

Grabbed as many of the IndyCar guys' ones from the Media Day shoots. Bit haphazard as I didn't want to post them all separately. Not all the drivers had decent photos:

 

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#99 Anja

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 16:35

Ferrucci's is honestly one of the worst I've ever seen. 



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#100 Frood

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 16:42

Ferrucci's is honestly one of the worst I've ever seen. 

It's truly awful, isn't it? Even worse, it's asymmetrical and the back is covered in what I can only describe as American (or Austrian perhaps) flag tagliatelle.

 

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I think Ericsson's is my favourite of the bunch. Also Sato gets points for sticking with the same design for all this time.


Edited by Frood, 15 February 2020 - 16:48.