The 2022 season is over, and I’m already sitting twiddling my thumbs, wondering whether I should find another hobby that doesn’t disappear and leave me for four months. I probably won’t; F1 is life.
But it did get me reminiscing about all the incredible helmet designs we’ve seen this year.
A driver’s helmet is often a way of showing off their personalities, interests, sponsors or in some cases, political stances. And for us, it’s an opportunity to learn more about the driver and probably buy a small-scale version of it. It’s their world; we’re just living in it.
So, here are some of our absolute favourites from this season and to spice things up a bit, a rating out of 10.
OUR SPIDEY SENSES ARE TINGLING
Who can dislike a helmet that is inspired by Spiderman? F1 and Marvel. Two of my favourite things in the entire world.
When in the land of superheroes… a tribute to my favourite 🕷️🕸️ 🤩 pic.twitter.com/LB2DwDecOV
— Esteban Ocon (@OconEsteban) October 20, 2022
GETCHA GETCHA HEAD IN THE GAME
A+ for creativity. This was so simple, yet so beautiful. Not a ten purely for the fact if I bounced it like a basketball, it would break.
— McLaren (@McLarenF1) May 5, 2022
OF QUARTZ, WE’D LOVE THIS
Probably one of the most beautiful-looking helmets I’ve ever seen, but I want just a little bit more.
Monaco Helmet ‼️ a collaboration with @danielarsham – inspired by my favourite crystal, amethyst. We created a racing helmet & sculpture in his signature style — as if it were a relic in a museum 1,000 years from now. The sculpture will be sold benefiting @mission44 ✨ pic.twitter.com/e77ua5PM5X
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) May 27, 2022
A TRIBUTE TO ONE OF THE BEST
I’m not looking at this one for too long because I’ll cry again, but definitely a helmet to be remembered. Don’t you just love their friendship?
— Haas F1 Team (@HaasF1Team) November 18, 2022
AND IT WAS ALL, YELLOW
It would be wrong of us to not mention the most yellow helmet I’ve ever seen in my life. Even if it does remind me of Charles dressed as a banana.
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) September 8, 2022
SHAKE AND BAKE!
This helmet is iconic, this film is iconic and Daniel is iconic. Enough said.
He's done it again.
— McLaren (@McLarenF1) October 21, 2022
THIS HELMET HAS US BUZZING
The cause, the design and the man who wore it. Whats not to love?
We don't think we'll ever bee over this helmet. 💛🐝 pic.twitter.com/IBcext3Ilh
— Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team (@AstonMartinF1) July 14, 2022
Did we miss any of your favourites? Let us know in the comments.