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#1 taz

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Posted 27 January 2022 - 18:10

New year, new thread. The world champion has shown his new helmet for the upcoming season

 

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#2 ConsiderAndGo

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Posted 27 January 2022 - 18:15

As always with Verstappen; hideous.

#3 P123

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Posted 27 January 2022 - 18:44

As always with Verstappen; hideous.

 

Most are hideous now.

 

But as always with Max, it will change umpteen times through the season anyway.  He had an orange one that was decent- should have stuck with that.



#4 Gintonious

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Posted 27 January 2022 - 18:53

Nice to see the No.1 on there at least, and he is sticking with Schuberth.

 

Blithering mess, like most modern lids.



#5 Misk

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Posted 27 January 2022 - 19:01

As always with Verstappen; hideous.

Don't think it helps he has to have Red Bull branding splashed all over it. The quality of Vettel's helmet deisgned improved dramatically as soon as he went to Ferrari.



#6 JRodrigues

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Posted 27 January 2022 - 20:13

As always with Verstappen Red Bull; hideous.

 

There, I fixed it.



#7 CoolBreeze

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 04:21

Never understood the red bull branding. and sponsors. Lids should be a drivers personal choice and design



#8 Beri

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 08:50

Design wise it is not at all the best helmet out there. But the touches done by adding a world championship star and the #1 is nice to see. Otherwise, as said before in a fitting manner, it is a blithering mess.

#9 PlayboyRacer

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 08:53

There, I fixed it.

You didn't. It'd still be hideous. And I'm not really a fan of him detailing "1" on his lid.

Use it on the car of course, that's tradition. On your lid though is just pompous.

#10 Beri

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 09:30

You didn't. It'd still be hideous. And I'm not really a fan of him detailing "1" on his lid.

Use it on the car of course, that's tradition. On your lid though is just pompous.


Hmm, so Hamilton adding his number 44 to his lid is also not done? Same as all the other drivers who are adding their racing numbers to their helmets?

#11 PlayboyRacer

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 09:39

Hmm, so Hamilton adding his number 44 to his lid is also not done? Same as all the other drivers who are adding their racing numbers to their helmets?

It's not the same imo. That's a personal number for Hamilton and others. It's just not to my taste, I appreciate others will feel different. It has it's place on the World Champions car but on his helmet? I can't remember a previous World Champion putting #1 on their helmet but I could be mistaken.

#12 JRodrigues

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 10:14

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#13 Anuity

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 10:15

I grew to like Verstappens helmet a bit. It’s definitely not the worst out there, and the basic concept is quite nice, in fact it could be quite iconic if simplified and without red bull branding.

I did prefer red to gold though, looked more striking.

#14 pacificquay

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 10:21

I’m pretty sure there is a current guidance that your number must be on your helmet somewhere, so using that as a stick to attack Verstappen is crass



#15 PlayboyRacer

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 10:25

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That's putrid and my opinion on the number is no different. I don't like it. But I was mistaken so thanks for pointing that out.

I’m pretty sure there is a current guidance that your number must be on your helmet somewhere, so using that as a stick to attack Verstappen is crass

My opinion has nothing to do with Verstappen, I'd say the same for any driver. But you keep making assumptions all the same.

#16 Ali623

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 10:38

You didn't. It'd still be hideous. And I'm not really a fan of him detailing "1" on his lid.

Use it on the car of course, that's tradition. On your lid though is just pompous.

 

Why? His driver number is '1' this season and every driver puts their number on their helmet.



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Posted 28 January 2022 - 10:43



Why? His driver number is '1' this season and every driver puts their number on their helmet.

Moreover, he has no choice really.

 

7.4.2 Each car will carry the race number of its driver as published by the FIA at the beginning of the season or the race number that has been allocated to his replacement under Article 3.12.2©. This number must be clearly visible from the front of the car and on the driver’s crash helmet

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#18 PlayboyRacer

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 10:43

Why? His driver number is '1' this season and every driver puts their number on their helmet.

Fair enough.

#19 A3

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 10:48

My opinion has nothing to do with Verstappen, I'd say the same for any driver. But you keep making assumptions all the same.

 

How can it be "pompous" if it's a rule? We all know you heavily dislike Max, so no need to hide it.

 

2022 regulations:

 


Each car will carry the race number of its driver as published by the FIA at the beginning of the season or the race number that has been allocated to his replacement under Article 3.12.2©. This number must be clearly visible from the front of the car and on the driver’s crash helmet.

 

It's quite small on the back spoiler, it's not like the number one is splattered all over the helmet.

 

Edit: Too slow.


Edited by A3, 28 January 2022 - 10:49.


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#20 A3

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 12:50

It's not the same imo. That's a personal number for Hamilton and others. It's just not to my taste, I appreciate others will feel different. It has it's place on the World Champions car but on his helmet? I can't remember a previous World Champion putting #1 on their helmet but I could be mistaken.

 

Heh, this was pointed out in the No1 thread:

 

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#21 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 13:10

I grew to like Verstappens helmet a bit. It’s definitely not the worst out there, and the basic concept is quite nice, in fact it could be quite iconic if simplified and without red bull branding.

I did prefer red to gold though, looked more striking.

 

A bit like this?   ;)

 

 

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#22 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 13:11

Also, people getting wound up by the incumbent World Champion having a number 1 on his helmet?  :drunk:



#23 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 13:22

Won't this change in a few races when Max needs to sell more collector helmets and minis?



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Posted 28 January 2022 - 13:27

Even with the obligatory Red Bull logo, you could still have a decent design using block colours. Verstappen's lid has a faded henna tattoo vibe about it. It won't be remembered as a classic.



#25 A3

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 13:38

Won't this change in a few races when Max needs to sell more collector helmets and minis?

 

I don't think he really *needs* to. :drunk:

 

I have this 1:43 limited edition Minichamps Toro Rosso and I see the current bid on an auction site for the same item is €560 with a day to go. So Those collector things work. 


Edited by A3, 28 January 2022 - 13:46.


#26 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 13:44

That just makes it worse  :lol:



#27 A3

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 14:04

That just makes it worse  :lol:

I know. :lol:

 

But as far as I know the rule that you can only have one helmet livery change per season is back for 2022.



#28 Beri

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 14:08

Even with the obligatory Red Bull logo, you could still have a decent design using block colours. Verstappen's lid has a faded henna tattoo vibe about it. It won't be remembered as a classic.


Of all the Formula One drivers out there, I doubt anyone has a truly iconic lid like the examples of Hakkinen, Schumacher and Senna.

#29 RekF1

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 18:51

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#30 Gintonious

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 20:26

Of all the Formula One drivers out there, I doubt anyone has a truly iconic lid like the examples of Hakkinen, Schumacher and Senna.

 

This.

 

99% of modern lids are absolute tripe. Mich Schumacher when he used the classic lid of his fathers was the best of the lot last year.



#31 Gintonious

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 20:36

 

Wow, some people are still very butt hurt. Maybe Hamilton has been working on his video editing skills since he doesn't use his social media anymore 



#32 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 20:42

:lol:

Great editing skills there!



#33 P123

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 20:48

Wow, some people are still very butt hurt. Maybe Hamilton has been working on his video editing skills since he doesn't use his social media anymore 

 

Ha!  Sense of humour bypass in full flow... and you have the cheek to speak of hurt butts!   :p



#34 thiscocks

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 20:49

Why? His driver number is '1' this season and every driver puts their number on their helmet.

It's certainly done nowadays but can you imagine Mansell, Senna or Prost having a n1 plastered on their lid?  :lol:  Makes you realise how crass it actually is. But then again, if you basically have no proper helmet design it's understandable. Tbf in Maxs' case it is very small and on the back, and it seems to be in the rules to have the number on the helmet for some reason. No idea why, as you can't see the bloody thing anyway. 



#35 P123

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 20:53

It's certainly done nowadays but can you imagine Mansell, Senna or Prost having a n1 plastered on their lid?  :lol:  Makes you realise how crass it actually is. But then again, if you basically have no proper helmet design it's understandable. Tbf in Maxs' case it is very small and on the back, and it seems to be in the rules to have the number on the helmet for some reason. No idea why, as you can't see the bloody thing anyway. 

 

He's done it in true modern F1 tradition.

 

In the days of Mansell and Senna they stuck with one design.  I get the impression there must be a squad of designers now, who all have their own input on all helmets, hence the consistent mess with all the same swooshes, layering and odd shapes.



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Posted 28 January 2022 - 20:53

Never understood the red bull branding. and sponsors. Lids should be a drivers personal choice and design

 

In exchange for 30-40 million a year, I suspect the drivers don't put up much resistance.... 



#37 PlayboyRacer

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 20:58

It's certainly done nowadays but can you imagine Mansell, Senna or Prost having a n1 plastered on their lid? :lol: Makes you realise how crass it actually is. But then again, if you basically have no proper helmet design it's understandable. Tbf in Maxs' case it is very small and on the back, and it seems to be in the rules to have the number on the helmet for some reason. No idea why, as you can't see the bloody thing anyway.

This was pretty much my point which obviously I conveyed horribly. And I also hadn't realised it's a regulation to display your number on your helmet. It's all very cheap and tacky and displaying/having to display #1 is crass.

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 21:03

Well Verstappen did everything he could to just comply with the regulations, it’s just a very tiny #1 on the spoiler, I hope it’s legal, lol.



#39 Beri

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 21:09

This.
 
99% of modern lids are absolute tripe. Mich Schumacher when he used the classic lid of his fathers was the best of the lot last year.


It was nostalgic, yes. And that I have to agree that it was the best helmet out there last year, is a bit depressing isn't it?

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#40 PlayboyRacer

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 21:13

Well Verstappen did everything he could to just comply with the regulations, it’s just a very tiny #1 on the spoiler, I hope it’s legal, lol.

I feel sorry for him actually. Because you're right, the way he's displaying it... it looks like he's uncomfortable with it. And I hadn't realised Hamilton, Vettel had done it previously. Shows how closely I look at the helmets! But they look terrible all the same. Numbers shouldn't be near a helmet.

#41 Ivanhoe

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 21:42

Hamilton and Vettel even did it voluntarily, as it was not in the regulations then!



#42 PlayboyRacer

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 22:05

Hamilton and Vettel even did it voluntarily, as it was not in the regulations then!

That makes it even worse. It's totally pompous, my opinion is no different. I just hadn't realised they did that. Not to my taste.

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 23:56

Ha!  Sense of humour bypass in full flow... and you have the cheek to speak of hurt butts!   :p


No! You are the cheeks of the one whose Butt hurts!

#44 pacificquay

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 23:56

People calling helmets “lids” is quite annoying 



#45 Izzyeviel

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Posted 29 January 2022 - 00:31

Gotta say, I love this design. Reminds me of the White Power Ranger. Its an upvote from me. :up:



#46 Silberpfeil

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Posted 31 January 2022 - 18:04

Gotta say, I love this design. Reminds me of the White Power Ranger. Its an upvote from me. :up:

 


”The Power Ranger who is white.” (Wasn’t this a Mock the Week joke at some point?)

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#47 Alan Lewis

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Posted 31 January 2022 - 23:20

Back at the turn of the millenium, when my daughters were very young, they called the Power Rangers the Panty Rangers.

And it was the Best. Joke. Evah!!!

#48 Gintonious

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Posted 01 February 2022 - 00:24

We need to see another design soon so we can complain about something else.



#49 Dolph

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Posted 01 February 2022 - 00:35

That makes it even worse. It's totally pompous, my opinion is no different. I just hadn't realised they did that. Not to my taste.

 

 

Nothing wrong with the world champion displaying number 1. They've worked their whole life for the number 1 with little chance of succeeding. When they finally pull it off, they have to hide it like its something to be embarrassed about!? Racing is all about beating your competitors, being the best. Its not about feeling sorry for the ones who lost out. There is only one winner.


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#50 Spillage

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Posted 01 February 2022 - 01:04

Verstappen's is just way too messy. Should just get rid of everything except the 'moustache'. Problem is that even if you have a simple colour scheme like Vettel, the sponsors plaster their logos all over it until it looks cluttered anyway.