Design: Niki Lauda’s 1984 helmet
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.
I reckon that is enough of an introduction for a man who, to be honest, doesn’t need an introduction to true racing fans. You’ve come for the stuff. And oh, I’ve got loads of stuff.
Now seriously, if you like to have this as a wallpaper for either your phone or computer but you dislike the background color or you want the helmet to be slightly smaller/larger or a different aspect ratio, feel free to email me at email@example.com (or click the link in the sidebar if you have outlook configured). Put the name of the driver (in this case: Lauda) in the subject title, and tell me what you want differently. If you want a different color, it helps me if you can tell me the hex code (i.e. #FFFFFF, which is white). If not, a description will do. I will reply to you with the product of your input attached!
As much as I want to, I can’t magically make free shirts or mugs with this design appear. Thankfully, you can purchase them through Redbubble. As far as I have heard from people who have purchased designs by me before, the quality is good and delivery is in about a week. You can buy loads, such as the aforementioned t-shirts and mugs, but also stickers, phone cases (mainly iPhone and Samsung), hoodies, bags, journals, and even clocks. Below you can view a few choice options (which I’d love to buy myself if I could) and links to pages where you can buy them.
- T-shirts (starting ~€22)
- Spiral notebook (~€10)
- Phone case (~€25)
- Sticker (~€2,50)
- Coffee mug (~€15)
For all options, you can scroll down on this page. If you’d like to purchase something but want a tiny edit, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you purchase something, please let me know (either on reddit, facebook or twitter, links in the sidebar) and I will thank you personally!
All current helmet designs:
- Damon Hill 1996
- Fernando Alonso 2017 (Indy 500)
- Gilles Villeneuve 1980
- James Hunt 1976
- Michael Schumacher 1994
- Niki Lauda 1984
- Sebastian Vettel 2015