As part of having driver identities and choosing a career number, why not take it a step further and allow less influenced helmet designs so that the colours, patterns, stripes etc become part of that driver.
Sennas iconic yellow green and blue stripes.
Hills dark and white dashes.
Fisichellas yellow and green ribbons.
Irvines orange and green.
Draw lines on paper and most F1 fans would recognise. I made an off season game thread years ago with the same concept of guessing from blocks of colours.
Instantly iconic and they are just combinations from 20+ years ago.
Heck I even still remember Pedro Lamys wide purpley pink stripe.
This isn't just a nod to the past, but a way in which drivers could further market themselves or express their character without the burden of a sponsor breathing down their neck dictating everything.
A fan of Ricciardo could still wear a hat from 2016 without looking out of place now at McLaren. That's got to be good, Nascar does it with driver numbers, this is adding to that number identity.
Red Bull are the absolute worst for creating clones. Are they really gaining that much more from the helmet stickers?
Even the halo has become prime real estate.
Keep helmets clean (ta-dum).
Edited by danmills, 23 September 2021 - 11:51.