Lewis Hamilton goes ‘back to his roots’ with new F1 helmet design

Lewis Hamilton has gone “back to his roots” with a striking new helmet design for the 2022 Formula 1 season. 
Lewis Hamilton goes ‘back to his roots’ with new F1 helmet design

The seven-time world champion revealed a vintage fluorescent yellow and purple design that has been inspired by the helmet he originally used at the start of his F1 career, as well as during his karting days. 

Hamilton has worn a purple and black helmet design for the past two seasons but explained he wanted to “show love to my beginnings” going into the new campaign, which begins this weekend with the Bahrain Grand Prix. 

“For this year’s helmet I wanted to show love to my beginnings,” Hamilton wrote on Twitter. 

“As much as I love purple and black, yellow is my history. I’m going into this season with the same dedication, drive and passion I had way back in my karting days.” 

Hamilton’s fluorescent yellow helmet matches the colour of his race number on his Mercedes car and is similar to the colour scheme used by MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi, who is a close friend of Hamilton.  

Hamilton goes into the 2022 season seeking to win a record-breaking eighth drivers’ title to move clear of Michael Schumacher. 

The 37-year-old Briton was beaten to the 2021 world championship by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in last year’s controversial Abu Dhabi finale. 

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