Lewis Hamilton Wears Michael Jackson Tribute Helmet for US Grand Prix in Austin

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Lewis Hamilton Wears Michael Jackson Tribute Helmet for US Grand Prix in Austin
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Custom helmets for individual race designs are all the rage in Formula 1 at the moment, but Lewis Hamilton's latest, designed for the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, is one of the more striking.

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The 2008 World Champion is even ditching his traditional yellow colours for Michael Jackson-themed helmet.

The Mercedes driver revealed the new design in three tweets on Twitter, each time accompanied by the hashtag #smoothcriminal:

Whether Austin and Michael Jackson has any great connection is debatable at best, but if nothing else it's going to stick out come race weekend.

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