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#1 taz

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Posted 27 January 2021 - 19:02

Sainz & Vettel helmets, although not sure if it's their final 2021 design

 

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#2 midgrid

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Posted 27 January 2021 - 19:12

That's a very nice basic design from Sainz (disregarding the swooshes and shapes in the detail).

 

I guess we'll never know if Vettel would have had a pink helmet.



#3 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 27 January 2021 - 20:22

I guess we'll never know if Vettel would have had a pink helmet.


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#4 dannyricsshoe

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 07:35

I think they should bring back the retro single design per driver. Makes it so much easier spotting who's who.

#5 Zava

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 07:48

that helmet looks so good in this plain state, too bad it will get plastered with sponsor logos.



#6 taz

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Posted 14 February 2021 - 21:29

Ricciardo

 

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#7 krapmeister

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Posted 14 February 2021 - 22:12

Hmmm... I love the fact that Daniel is willing to do something different with his helmets. But I am a bit underwhelmed by this one. Definitely preferred his 2019/2020 lids. But maybe it will grow on me.

#8 DaiMOn

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Posted 14 February 2021 - 23:12

It looks really good overall, but the top needs to be tweaked. Especially the arrow cross needs to go because it's banned in some countries (ex. Hungary) as it was a far-right nazi symbol.



#9 gowebber

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Posted 15 February 2021 - 01:27

It looks really good overall, but the top needs to be tweaked. Especially the arrow cross needs to go because it's banned in some countries (ex. Hungary) as it was a far-right nazi symbol.

 

Yeah I saw that too when I looked at the cross, obviously nothing like it in design thought from him, but some could take offense to it so probably needs to be changed.


Edited by gowebber, 15 February 2021 - 01:28.


#10 thegamer23

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 11:31

Gasly & Tsunoda lids

Good luck with that, commentators!  :lol:

 

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#11 jAnO76

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 11:55

Gasly & Tsunoda lids

Good luck with that, commentators!  :lol:

 

 

I always look at the t cam...



#12 Gambelli

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 19:50

Gasly & Tsunoda lids

Good luck with that, commentators!  :lol:

 

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They look like people have turned up at a Red Bull Kart Hire track and grabbed generic racey looking Red Bull helmets off the shelf to use....



#13 TecnoRacing

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 19:55

I think they should bring back the retro single design per driver. Makes it so much easier spotting who's who.

Agree, but also regulate the size and placement of sponsor decals to prevent these horrible RedBull/AlphaTauri (and others) helmet design takeovers...



#14 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 20:06

If you have to have the alpha Tauri logo/colour on there... why not just embrace it and have the whole helmet blue/white

Those just look so **** and generic.

#15 Paco

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 22:00

Ewwww on AT guys helmets.

Why can’t drivers just to stick to a design like Hill’s family did, JV V etc. Seb white German is nice.

So many of lids are all the same and utterly boring based on a team livery.

Stop with matching the team car every year. argh. Makes Ricciardo’s last couple of designs look good by comparison.

#16 maximilian

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Posted 20 February 2021 - 01:52

I can't decide which is more horrifying, the helmets, or the AlphaTauri wardrobe they were forced to wear at the car launch...  :eek:  :eek:  :down:  :down:



#17 Tiakumosan

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Posted 20 February 2021 - 02:07

Is it common for drivers from the same team to use different brands of helmet? Like Gasly's helmet is Bell and Tsunoda's is Arai.


Edited by Tiakumosan, 20 February 2021 - 02:11.


#18 Frood

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Posted 20 February 2021 - 08:37

Is it common for drivers from the same team to use different brands of helmet? Like Gasly's helmet is Bell and Tsunoda's is Arai.


Yes. Sometimes depends on sponsorship (Ferrari used to have a link with Schuberth), but mostly it's what the drivers find comfortable. Mercedes, for example - Hamilton uses Bell, Bottas uses Stilo.

Edited by Frood, 20 February 2021 - 08:37.


#19 maximilian

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Posted 20 February 2021 - 14:52

Is it common for drivers from the same team to use different brands of helmet? Like Gasly's helmet is Bell and Tsunoda's is Arai.

 

In Red Bull / Alpha Tauri's case, it's OK to use different helmet brands, as long as they are all UGLY.



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#20 Lurb

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Posted 20 February 2021 - 16:57

Live right now  :lol:

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#21 JRodrigues

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 11:44

Kimi 2021

 

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#22 thegamer23

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 11:51

GIO's lid

 

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#23 Frood

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 12:00

Giovinazzi's is probably the best of the bunch so far. I'm not sure Räikkönen even has a "design" any more.

#24 JRodrigues

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 12:08

Giovinazzi's is probably the best of the bunch so far. I'm not sure Räikkönen even has a "design" any more.

 

Kimi's the same as last year, just switched the white part to black.



#25 pacificquay

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 12:36

The Giovinazzi one is decent but would be so much better if the green and red lines were solid colour with sharp edges rather than all these gradients, swooshes, "speedmarks" etc



#26 maximilian

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 13:55

Giovinazzi's is probably the best of the bunch so far. I'm not sure Räikkönen even has a "design" any more.

 

 Doubly disappointing since Alfa Romeo doesn't have a halo or other stupidity mandated on their drivers' helmets, and Kimi still managed to come up with a convoluted mess that says nothing.  Now  it's so mangled, you can't even make out the number 7 anymore.  This could be a very clean iconic helmet, a bit like Niki Lauda's "L" design turned upside down, but...  :rolleyes:



#27 Anuity

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 14:31

On the official photo Kimi holds helmet with different design. It’s a bit confusing. More white and looks a bit better. But yeh, either way he used to have some nicer helmets in the past.

#28 Aaaarrgghh

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 14:43

The Giovinazzi one is decent but would be so much better if the green and red lines were solid colour with sharp edges rather than all these gradients, swooshes, "speedmarks" etc

I agree, but I also prefer his old design when the base colour was blue.



#29 Paco

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 14:56

:up:  Gio



#30 masa90

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 15:23

The helmet Kimi hold on the photos is his 2020 version unless I am mistaken.

#31 JRodrigues

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 16:58

Hamilton 2021

 

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#32 Silberpfeil

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 17:11

I do like Hamilton‘s lid. I think he could probably do with single lines instead of double, particularly around the halo, but he‘s definitely had worse over the last couple of years.

#33 Taxi

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 17:20

Kimi's the same as last year, just switched the white part to black.

 

Wich ruined it. Maybe the worst kimi livery. 



#34 Gambelli

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 20:37

Hamilton's is nice, at least it has a cohesive identity.

 

I like Daniel's too because it's, as always, so random, and I always like Seb's...



#35 prty

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 20:46

Giovinazzi's is probably the best of the bunch so far. I'm not sure Räikkönen even has a "design" any more.


Well it's ok but not super creative. It's pretty much the same helmet that Vettel has, just with an Italian flag.

#36 prty

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 20:50

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Looks as if he's holding his breath so that the face color matches livery and helmet.

#37 alonstar

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 13:42

Sergio Perez new helmet

https://twitter.com/...206057111891970



#38 maximilian

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 13:48

Sergio Perez new helmet

https://twitter.com/...206057111891970

 

Why even bother revealing Red Bull helmet "designs" ... useless mess every time.  When the most likable helmt in the entire Red Bull organization is Helmt Marko, you know you've got a problem!



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Posted 23 February 2021 - 13:49

Sergio Perez new helmet
https://twitter.com/...206057111891970


Good way to spend 2 minutes, designing that one.

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#40 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 13:50

Why even bother revealing Red Bull helmet "designs" ... useless mess every time. When the most likable helmt in the entire Red Bull organization is Helmt Marko, you know you've got a problem!


There’s a joke in there somewhere about Christian Horner

Which I won’t make.

#41 maximilian

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 13:51

 

Looks like Lewis is leaving room for at least 2, maybe 3 more championship stars on there...   ;)



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Posted 23 February 2021 - 14:35

Sergio Perez new helmet

https://twitter.com/...206057111891970

At least the bright green/yellow at the front will make it pretty recognizable from distance! 



#43 danmills

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 15:02

Red Bull have absolutely removed the individuality from the only thing the drivers can visually express in the car.

It's not like they need more branding when it's that prominent on the car.

They should be ashamed really. Bloody awful size.

#44 pacificquay

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 15:42

I’m no fan of Red Bull’s helmet policy although it should be said that is closer to Sergio’s “real” helmet design than the one he has been wearing in the BWT era...



#45 P123

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 16:52

The only helmet design that wasn't completely ruined by the Red Bull stickers was DC's.



#46 Paco

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 17:00

I’m no fan of Red Bull’s helmet policy although it should be said that is closer to Sergio’s “real” helmet design than the one he has been wearing in the BWT era...

 

Can you clarify that RB even has a Helmut Policy and it's not solely the drivers decision.

 

With respect to Sergio.. sorry how exactly has he had a "design" continuity that isn't flowing into his 2021 design.  Sorry.. but his always been a mess, lack of overall design and cohesiveness.  I do not see anything in his RB 2021 lid that is grossly out of the norm for him.



#47 Maustinsj

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 17:30

My Helmut policy is to ignore everything he says.

#48 taz

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 18:51

Perez

 

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#49 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 19:09

They should write into the regulations that helmets cannot have sponsors on them, I’m serious. There’s just no individuality or personality with helmets any more (which has mattered even less with the introduction of the halo).

 

Up until the mid-late 2000s I could identify pretty much every driver by their helmet design. Now, at least 50-75% of them are either Redbull/AT sponsors or they have the generic ‘whooshy’ crap all over them. It’s actually a bit sad...this was the driver’s personality.


Edited by IrvTheSwerve, 23 February 2021 - 19:34.


#50 Anuity

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 19:17

Who was the first driver to start this “modern whooshy” design trend?
I seem to recall it was Kimi. Although he had some nice designs earlier in his career. Loved his Monaco 2006 helmet and the ones from Lotus days.