Tag Archive: helmet

Jan 11

Vettel defends constant helmet colour changes

Sebastian Vettel has defended his habit of regularly changing his F1 helmet livery.

2011-11-26 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Sebastian Vettel (10)2011-10-13 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Sebastian Vettel (5)The back to back world champion uses several designs in a single season, which according to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport is a “bit disappointing” in the eyes of some spectators.

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Jan 02

Charity success: 19,000 USD for Kamui Kobayashi’s helmet

Auction of Linkin Park design helmet for Japanese aid has ended.

2011-11-24 - Sauber - Brazil - Kamui Kobayashi - Helmet - Linkin Park Design 01 2011-11-24 - Sauber - Brazil - Kamui Kobayashi - Helmet - Linkin Park Design 04The joint project between Sauber F1 Team driver Kamui Kobayashi and the rock band Linkin Park has been very successful: 19,000 US dollars have been raised for the one-off helmet with which Kobayashi raced at the finale of the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship in Sao Paulo. The revenue from the online auction goes to the Japanese aid through the internationally renowned charity organisation “Music for Relief“, initiated by Linkin Park.

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Oct 15

Vettel gifts China GP helmet to Barrichello

Despite attending his first race as the 2011 champion-elect, it was Sebastian Vettel who doled out a present in Korea.

2011-04-16 - Red Bull Racing - China - Sebastian Vettel 32011-07-24 - AT&T Williams - Germany - Rubens Barrichello 03The Red Bull driver had learned that Rubens Barrichello, the Brazilian veteran, is collecting F1 drivers’ helmets. “Great surprise when I received a helmet that was missing in my collection.  Thanks Vettel,” the Williams driver wrote on Twitter.

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Jul 24

Special new helmet for Timo Glock’s home Grand Prix

Full Tilt Poker’s Martin Kläser presents the Virgin Racing driver with a new helmet for his home race

2010-07-24 - Virgin Racing - Timo GlockGerman professional poker player Martin Kläser (left) met up with Virgin Racing driver Timo Glock (right) at Hockenheim today to present Timo with a new crash helmet. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Schu to change helmet livery for 2010 – report (+videos)

Schumacher – ‘no doubts’ about healed neck injury

F1 - GP2 - 2010 - Michael Schumacher 1Michael Schumacher will race a new helmet livery to coincide with his return to formula one in 2010 with Mercedes GP. The seven time world champion began his GP2 test at Jerez on Tuesday wearing his customary bright red livery, which had become synonymous with his successful career at Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Massa receives damaged helmet

On his return to a formula one paddock

Felipe Massa has been handed back his damaged helmet by F1′s governing body. After sustaining serious head injuries in Budapest qualifying in late July, the FIA confiscated the Brazilian’s damaged Schuberth helmet for investigations. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

Special helmet for Hamilton’s British return

His usual helmet having been ripped away to show a Union Jack flag underneath

2009-04-18 - McLaren - Lewis Hamilton 01Lewis Hamilton will wear a special helmet livery to mark his return to Silverstone as the defending winner of his home British grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Button unveils bright yellow helmet

Button also has new model girlfriend

2009-03-31 - BrawnGP - Jenson Button 03Jenson Button is to use a new helmet livery to coincide with the debut of Brawn GP. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Vettel’s new colour-changing ‘disco’ helmet (+video)

Now features flashes of yellows, purples and pinks

Roll-out - Sebastian VettelAn effect on Sebastian Vettel’s new helmet livery for 2009 is a world first, the Red Bull driver has told the Cologne newspaper Express. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

Vettel gained weight ahead of 2009 season (+photos)

New helmet design for Vettel

Vettel_3_4Like his teammate Mark Webber, Sebastian Vettel has also counted himself out of the calorie-counting regimen of many of their formula one rivals ahead of the 2009 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Heidfeld to wear green helmet in 2009

Nick Heidfeld will race a new helmet livery in 2009

2009-01-20 - Nick Heidfeld 44772The German driver, still seeking his first grand prix victory after nine seasons in formula one, showed off the revised colours as BMW-Sauber launched its 2009 contender at Valencia on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Alonso to race new helmet livery

The 27-year-old Spaniard’s new design is basically yellow

Fernando Alonso 849Fernando Alonso will race a new helmet livery for the 2009 season. Read the rest of this entry »


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