Design: Gilles Villeneuve’s 1980 helmet

There are hardly more tragic stories than that of Gilles Villeneuve. The Canadian driver drove his first race in 1977 for McLaren, but was picked up by Ferrari for the final two races of the 1977 season. He won his first race in the following 1978 season at his home grand prix. He came close to winning the 1979 championship, but was plagued with problems in the ’80 and ’81 seasons. Then, finally, Ferrari seemed to have built a title challenger for the 1982 season.  After two retirements, Villeneuve came second  in the third race after Ferrari’s #2 driver Didier Pironi who had agreed beforehand to let Villeneuve win the race. Anguished, Villeneuve tried to destroy Pironi in the next race at Zolder. Unfortunately, he pushed too hard and fatally crashed during the qualifying session, leaving behind his young son Jacques, who went on to win the 1997 WDC.

After this short but heavy introduction, let’s get to the meat of your reason for coming here. Below, you can see the stuff on offer, both free and paid:

Free 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 (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!

Paid stuff

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.


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 If you purchase something, please let me know (either on reddit, facebook or twitter, links in the sidebar) and I will thank you personally!

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