Special helmets in Monaco
Kimi Räikkönen: Tribute to James Hunt. Similar design to the 1976 World Champion at the famous street venue in 2012, and has this time adopted a largely red helmet with black, white and gold features. On top is a photo of his idol, with a centrally-placed name and title reference.
Paul di Resta: The top of the design features hearts, spades, clubs and diamonds.
Sebastian Vettel: On the reverse side is a pin-up image; upon reaching a certain temperature, the final part of the woman’s clothing will disappear. The helmet is largely cream, with a collection of photographs from the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix, won by Sir Stirling Moss.
Pastor Maldonado: It is one of four special designs he will use during the season. The design will reflect the elements earth, wind, fire and air. According to its designers: “The Earth Beat is the beat of life in Venezuela and Pastor’s love for his nation. For this reason, Kaos Design has created a graphic tribute for the Williams driver, the winner of last Grand Prix and his country.”
Lewis Hamilton: The design features himself, girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger and new dog Roscoe.
Fernando Alonso: The side and back of the Ferrari driver’s design display his 32 career race victories in the form of a puzzle, with the venues and dates all listed. On the top of the helmet, puzzle pieces also make up a large map of the world.
Sergio Pérez: A Mexican flag is featured on the top, while the remainder of the design plays up to the supposed characteristics of Monte-Carlo: dice, playing cards and beautiful women.
Daniel Ricciardo: The word Monaco is displayed in thick, classic letters on the top, while a beautiful panorama of the Côte d’Azur has been placed at the bottom.
Jean-Éric Vergne: Tribute to the late François Cevert, who lost his life forty years ago during qualifying for the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen.