Category: Formula 1

Design: Sebastian Vettel’s 2015 Ferrari helmet

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Sebastian Vettel is a controversial driver in Formula 1: you either hate him, or love him. Making his debut in 2007 for BMW Sauber as a temporary replacement for the concussed Robert Kubica, Vettel went on to make his full season debut for Toro Rosso in 2008. He scored STR’s first and to date only victory in the soaking wet temple of speed, Monza. He was promoted to Red Bull for the subsequent season, and won his first WDC in 2010, after which he dominated with three more WDC wins in 2011, 2012 and 2013 – causing a lot of hate from people fearing another Schumacher era. The 2014 season marked a turning point in his career. The car (but mostly the engine) was relatively terrible, prompting Vettel to leave for Ferrari and subsequently dropping the Red Bull helmet design for this minimalist beauty.
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Design: Fernando Alonso’s 2017 Indianapolis 500 helmet

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Fernando Alonso. He’s having a hard time currently with the McLaren Honda in Formula 1. The two-time WDC winner with Renault started his career with Minardi scoring points on his debut. Moved to Renault, ended Schumacher’s reign by dominating the ’05 and ’06 season and left for McLaren. At McLaren, he was pushed out by Ron Dennis in favor of the then new talent Lewis Hamilton, only to return to Renault. He was picked up by Ferrari to replace Raikkonen in order to challenge the Red Bulls – a venture which ultimately ended in a lot of frustration and disappointment. He then turned to McLaren for the new Honda era, which remains largely fruitless three seasons in. In order for Alonso to keep sane, McLaren have allowed him to take part in the Indianapolis 500 this year, matched with a fresh, retro-inspired helmet design, as pictured above.
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Design: Niki Lauda’s 1984 helmet

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Niki Lauda is perhaps among the top three of the most famous drivers F1 has had, next to Schumacher and Senna. The Austrian driver entered Formula 1 in 1971 and had his last season in 1985. Not only is he known for the three world titles he achieved during his career and being the only one doing so with both Ferrari and McLaren, he is probably best remembered by his horrible crash at the Nürburgring which left most of his face with third degree burns. The title challenge between him and James Hunt in the 1976 season was excellently depicted in the Ron Howard movie ‘Rush‘ (IMDb). It is available on Netflix, and if you haven’t seen it already, you must do so as soon as possible if you have only a tiny bit of enthusiasm for racing. Keep reading

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The F1 Oracle – Predicting the results for GP #05: Barcelona, Spain

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In this series of posts I will attempt to predict the top 10 of both the qualifying session and the race based on previous form and the individual performances in the free practice sessions ahead of qualifying. I will enter these predictions on GuessTheGrid, a website which takes your top 10 predictions and ranks them against other’s. Feel free to sign up and battle me for the title of F1 Oracle – but first, read on what my prediction will be for the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix and why I think this prediction will ring true come sunday afternoon (local time).

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The F1 Oracle – Predicting the results for GP #04: Sochi, Russia

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In this series of posts, which will be published the friday before each race weekend, I will attempt to predict the top 10 of both the qualifying session and the race ahead based on previous form and the individual performances in the free practice sessionsahead of qualifying. I will enter these predictions on GuessTheGrid, a website which takes your top 10 predictions and ranks them against other’s. Feel free to sign up and battle me for the title of F1 Oracle – but first, read on what my prediction will be for the 2017 Russian Grand Prix and why I think this prediction will ring true come sunday afternoon (local time).

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