Formula One

F1 Drivers Helmets – Check Out All Formula One Drivers Racing Headgear in 2023

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The helmets of F1 drivers are one of the few ways drivers can express themselves when they are out on track and have become pieces of art. Each one has its own touch and expresses a variety of feelings, so let’s have a look at them.

All 2023 helmets, one-by-one

Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen’s 2023 lid features the elements that have been present since his arrival in Formula 1, but with a twist in the colors, as the white-gold pattern is gone for a more colorful approach. The lion on top is now white in a red background, while the details that come from his father’s design, the lines around the chin area are now red. The blue lines above the visor give the helmet a Dutch feel.

Sergio Perez

Bright colors are prominent in Sergio Perez’s design, as has been the case since he arrived at Red Bull in 2021. The Mexican flag is prominent at the top, as are his many sponsors from his country.

Charles Leclerc

A different helmet from Charles Leclerc in 2023, as he has gone for a completely red base in his simple and elegant design. His number, 16, is large on the side and painted in Monaco’s color, representing the principality, which is where he comes from.

Carlos Sainz

Carlos Sainz has produced another beautiful design, similar to what he used last year. He combines a black top with a red and yellow design along the sides and the back of his helmet, forming the pattern of the flag of Spain.

Lewis Hamilton

Having introduced a bright yellow design last year, Lewis Hamilton very much kept the theme for 2023. He has included more purple this year, thus featuring the color that appeared on his lids in 2020 and 2021. Prominent once again is the use of a rainbow, as the seven-time World Champion continues to show his support for the LGBTQ+ community. The helmet also features seven stars, representing his number of championships.

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George Russell

After switching to a light blue design for last season, George Russell’s design has remained similar to last year, with his number -63- appearing large on the sides. Russell considered running a bright green design for this season, but has seemingly abandoned the idea.

Lando Norris

The very familiar pattern of Lando Norris’ helmets is featured once again, but this time with a twist! His fluorescent yellow base, inspired by Valentino Rossi, has remained very much the same, but all details are now bare carbon fibre, replacing blue, which had featured in his designs since his rookie season.

Oscar Piastri

Oscar Piastri’s first Formula 1 lid certainly does not lack any color, as bright red and yellow are used, along with blue. It is very much similar to what he used in his championship-winning 2021 Formula 2 season, when he last raced.

Esteban Ocon

After using black as his main color for testing and the first few races, Esteban Ocon switched back to a red helmet, which is what he used in karting, inspired by Michael Schumacher, his childhood hero. It first featured in Baku, for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Pierre Gasly

A striking helmet is Pierre Gasly’s first for Alpine, and also his first without Red Bull or Alpha Tauri branding. Chrome red and gold are the Frenchman’s choices along with white. His number of choice, 10, and his personal logo are covering his helmet, with the French flag making an appearance at the top.

Fernando Alonso

A familiar design with a small twist make up Fernando Alonso’s lid. The blue top is present as it has been for a large part of his career, while light blue details on the side denote his home region in Spain, the Asturias. Red and yellow have been a frequent feature over the years to form the Spanish flag, however for 2023 the yellow is now fluorescent, matching details from the livery of Aston Martin, his new team.

Lance Stroll

Lance Stroll has kept the same theme since Aston Martin joined F1 and his simple and elegant design is back. The green matches the livery of his car and wings are prominent on each side of the visor, as they are in the historic marque’s logo.

Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas has produced a few stunning designs in the last few years, with the assistance of his partner, and professional cyclist, Tiffany Cromwell. Black is the dominant color, with blue and white as a tribute to his home country, Finland.

Zhou Guanyu

A purple and yellow design was a feature of Zhou Guanyu’s helmet design from last year, as a tribute to one of his favorite athletes, Kobe Bryant, who was a longtime player of the Los Angeles Lakers. On the top of his helmet is a tribute to Chinese culture, as are elements at the back, with the skyline of Shanghai and a rabbit denoting the year of the rabbit in chine.

Kevin Magnussen

Another helmet that matches the color of his car is the one used by Kevin Magnussen. Red, white and black are the colors utilised by the Dane. Ever present is a large depiction of letter “K”, a constant element of his lids over the years.

Nico Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg is back in Formula 1 and with a striking design! Orange splashes in a white canvas on the sides, accompanied by the number 27 on one side and his nickname, “Hulk”, on the other. Stripes along the top are a nice finishing touch.

Yuki Tsunoda

Yuki Tsunoda has elected to go for a fresh look in 2023, and a unique one as well! The Alpha Tauri driver’s design features one main element, with yellow, orange and red maple leaves, reminding an autumn landscape, one of the most picturesque sightings in Japanese culture.

Nyck de Vries

Nyck de Vries is participating in his rookie F1 season and the design he has come up with combines the colors of his team, Alpha Tauri, and his home country, the Netherlands. The flag of Friesland also makes an appearance, as he pays tribute to the Dutch region in which he was born.

Alex Albon

Another striking design is the one of Alex Albon. Significantly, this is the Thai driver’s first helmet without Red Bull branding and he has replaced the company’s logo with his own. The base is dark blue with bright pink details over the sides. The Thai flag is also present at the top ribbon.

Logan Sargeant

The final helmet is the one worn by another rookie, Logan Sargeant. It is largely blue and white, while the American flag is also predominant, as Sargeant’s debut is the first appearance of a driver from the United States since Alex Rossi drove in 2015.

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