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#101 noriaki

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 20:07

Good compilation. I only sorta like the designs of Bourdais, Andretti, VK and Daly. Props to Rahal, TK, Kimball, DJWP, RHR, Ericsson, Sato, Herta and Dixon for having helmet designs that I could recognize in a crowd even though I am not really a fan of them as designs. Chilton and Pagenaud spoil it with the rotating colours and I don't see or remember Rosenqvist's lid properly enough to judge. The rest of 'em are largely abominations. Askew' s helmet kind of sums up everything that is wrong with the modern swooshy, busy yet utterly forgettable helmet design.

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#102 Beri

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 20:49

Newgarden is a fantastic one. It's messy but it has all similar shapes. That makes it messy but aesthetically pleasing to me.

Edited by Beri, 15 February 2020 - 20:49.


#103 ensign14

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 20:51

I think Askew's is comfortably the worst.  What the **** actually IS it?



#104 RacingGreen

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 02:14

Askew and Palou's are bad but Ferrucci's is an abomination.



#105 Nobody

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 03:02

Ferucci's horrendous to reflect some of his on track behavior no doubt

Bourdais and Sato classy and iconic

#106 Knowlesy

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 05:52

I think Askew's is comfortably the worst. What the **** actually IS it?


It is truly sensational. The usual generic, flicky design with almost no colour added.

Edited by Knowlesy, 16 February 2020 - 05:52.


#107 JeePee

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 08:41

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You have got to be kidding me.

 

Ah well... guess it doesn't matter with the halo in front of it



#108 SenorSjon

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 09:12

* for display purposes only*

 

 

Please?!

 

Last years wasn't that different though.

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#109 K20a

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 09:58

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You have got to be kidding me.

Ah well... guess it doesn't matter with the halo in front of it


No way... Hahaha

#110 taran

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 10:05

I really don't get it. In the past, drivers could be recognized by their helmets and each driver had their personal design which they used for their entire career.

That turned into a corporate exercise where sponsorship dominates and drivers use helmet designs dictated by their sponsors (especially Red Bull-sponsored drivers).

 

Then the FIA decided to allow drivers their own numbers to make them more recognizable and the teams immediately make their numbers unrecognizable.

 

It's like they are taking the piss on purpose.



#111 Jon83

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 10:36

They're all just a bunch of corporate bots now.



#112 ensign14

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 10:42

It's the reverse of what has happened in the US.  For years drivers did not have personal designs.  They mostly matched the car colour scheme, so were sponsor-dependent.  Andretti's iconic design was a by-product of a sponsorship deal with Viceroy Cigarettes, who had what might be termed a reverse Marlboro logo. Add that to his traditional silver helmet and you have something so distinctive he kept it for his career.

 

Hence if you try to think of a Rick Mears or Al Unser (sr or jr) design you're going to think of a sponsor creation.  It perhaps says a lot that Johnny Rutherford is so well known as Lone Star JR as he did have his own design (albeit basically just the single-starred Texan flag on top).



#113 Nobody

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 11:33

Aghhh ****en what?

#114 VladimirBrown

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 14:44

Just checked my calendar to see if it wasn't April Fools...

 

 

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You have got to be kidding me.

 

Ah well... guess it doesn't matter with the halo in front of it

 



#115 VladimirBrown

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 14:50

I really don't get it. In the past, drivers could be recognized by their helmets and each driver had their personal design which they used for their entire career.

That turned into a corporate exercise where sponsorship dominates and drivers use helmet designs dictated by their sponsors (especially Red Bull-sponsored drivers).

 

Then the FIA decided to allow drivers their own numbers to make them more recognizable and the teams immediately make their numbers unrecognizable.

 

It's like they are taking the piss on purpose.

 

Even Red Bull must have seen this and thought: "Come on guys! Even we let them have a slight hint of their own design!"



#116 rjsports

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 14:54

Here's to yet another season of David Croft correcting us, that we should watch the t-cam color instead of the helmets...



#117 Peat

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 14:55

Ergh, what's the [Racing] point?



#118 pacificquay

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 16:38

Two different shades of pink though ;)



#119 Paco

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 16:41

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You have got to be kidding me.

Ah well... guess it doesn't matter with the halo in front of it


When did Audi R8 come into f1?

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#120 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 18:24

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You have got to be kidding me.

 

Ah well... guess it doesn't matter with the halo in front of it

 


Surely just helmets for testing.

#121 Silberpfeil

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 21:18

I quite like Ocon’s design for this year. Still a bit too swooshy, but the gold is incorporated nicely, and I’m still a big fan of the Eiffel Tower on the top. Only having two main colours keeps it nice and distinctive, especially if Ricciardo lives up to the hype. Pictures can be found here: https://twitter.com/...5634340865?s=21

Edited by Silberpfeil, 18 February 2020 - 21:18.


#122 VladimirBrown

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 21:21

I quite like Ocon’s design for this year. Still a bit too swooshy, but the gold is incorporated nicely, and I’m still a big fan of the Eiffel Tower on the top. Only having two main colours keeps it nice and distinctive, especially if Ricciardo lives up to the hype. Pictures can be found here: https://twitter.com/...5634340865?s=21

SWOOSH SWOOSH SWOOSH SWOOSH...

Generic videogame helmet.



#123 KongKurs

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Posted Yesterday, 07:14

Kevin Magnussen's lid this season. Matches the Haas colors as well as the colors of the danish flag, still has his signature K on it. Looks nice, I think.

 

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#124 JeePee

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Posted Yesterday, 07:53

RIC goes purple

 

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#125 Stephane

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Posted Yesterday, 07:58

Racing Point helmet not those seen a few posts above



#126 ensign14

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Posted Yesterday, 10:00

No, but they're still both pink. 



#127 VladimirBrown

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Posted Yesterday, 11:44

Racing Point trolled us.



#128 Jon83

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Posted Yesterday, 12:03

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You have got to be kidding me.

 

Ah well... guess it doesn't matter with the halo in front of it

Look like a bag of walkers prawn cocktail crisps.



#129 Marklar

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Posted Yesterday, 13:40

At least this solves my "its too similar to Bottas" complain

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#130 Peat

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Posted Yesterday, 13:46

Not the same hat he was holding this morning. That had a white top. 



#131 Knowlesy

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Posted Yesterday, 13:56

Ricciardo's helmet is a Kobe Bryant tribute apparently.



#132 SirT

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Posted Yesterday, 15:06

At least this solves my "its too similar to Bottas" complain

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Good change, white top was a bit boring. Visor strip also changed to black. Wonder if that might end up being purple too.


Edited by SirT, Yesterday, 15:08.


#133 mangeliiito

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Posted Yesterday, 17:09

Can we have a big hallelujah that most of the ugly halos are finally gone!

#134 VladimirBrown

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Posted Yesterday, 21:07

If I were Hamilton, I'd respond to Ricciardo's tweet with

 

"Ah, so your helmet is a tribute to someone famous who died recently? Really cute Daniel. Really. Original too..."

 

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#135 Gintonious

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Posted Yesterday, 21:11

If I were Hamilton, I'd respond to Ricciardo's tweet with

 

"Ah, so your helmet is a tribute to someone famous who died recently? Really cute Daniel. Really. Original too..."

 

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Recently died? Kpbe died a few weeks ago, MJ has been dead since 2009, Hamilton had this helmet in 2013...



#136 VladimirBrown

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Posted Yesterday, 21:36

Recently died? Kpbe died a few weeks ago, MJ has been dead since 2009, Hamilton had this helmet in 2013...

OK. Then:

 

"Ah, so your helmet is a tribute to someone famous who died within this decade? Really cute Daniel. Really. Original too..."



#137 Gintonious

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Posted Yesterday, 22:06

OK. Then:

 

"Ah, so your helmet is a tribute to someone famous who died within this decade? Really cute Daniel. Really. Original too..."

 

Yeah...Lewis should absolutely write that... :p



#138 SonGoku

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Posted Yesterday, 22:08

I think RIC missed the mark with his comments, a Kobe Bryant tribute was as unoriginal as it can be right now. I know it's a helmet for testing, but still...

#139 VladimirBrown

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Posted Yesterday, 22:11

I think RIC missed the mark with his comments, a Kobe Bryant tribute was as unoriginal as it can be right now. I know it's a helmet for testing, but still...

My point exactly. Much ado about nothing.



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#140 Dratini

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Posted Yesterday, 23:46

I think you'll find he was taking the piss.



#141 Beri

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Posted Today, 05:27

My point exactly. Much ado about nothing.


Well, Ricciardo didn't make a fuss about it. You did. In a horrible and totally not funny kind of way. As if tribute helmets weren't used before.

Ericssons tribute to Peterson:
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Kimi to Hunt:
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Hamilton to Lauda:
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Bottas to Hakkinen:
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#142 VladimirBrown

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Posted Today, 12:55

Not going to drag this any further because it got way more exposure it should have, but when I referred to the tribute thing, I wasn't slamming the initiative itself, but the way Ricciardo had bragged about how his helmet was going to be something completely different and original from the rest of the pack:
 

I love everyone releasing their new helmet for this year. Really cute guys. Really. Original too.. Don’t worry, I’ll save the day.

 

In your own words – and examples – tribute helmets aren't exactly breaking new ground, which is why I brought up Hamilton's MJ lid (I tried to pick one that wasn't F1-related to provide a more accurate comparison to DR's Bryant tribute). And in Ricciardo's own words, he was in a way "making a fuss about it".

 

But enough about this subject. If I offended anyone by it, it was clearly not my intention, so please accept my apology if you thought my post was inadequate.

 

 

Well, Ricciardo didn't make a fuss about it. You did. In a horrible and totally not funny kind of way. As if tribute helmets weren't used before.

Ericssons tribute to Peterson:
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Kimi to Hunt:
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Hamilton to Lauda:
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Bottas to Hakkinen:
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#143 Knowlesy

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Posted Today, 13:06

Is Lewis' a Kobe tribute as well, by chance?

#144 SonGoku

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Posted Today, 13:06

Is Lewis' a Kobe tribute as well, by chance?


No purple is one of his favourite colours.

#145 Knowlesy

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Posted Today, 13:08

Fair enough. It is a lovely colour on that helmet.

#146 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted Today, 13:14

Ricciardo's current helmet is such a non-design I almost wonder if it's a pisstake.