Formula 1 is a brilliant and beautiful sport, uniquely challenging from one race to the next. It's a sport of individuality. Though teams exist, each driver on the track is gunning for the finish and the points as soon as the green light glows at the start. It's a sort of "Running of the Bulls" in a way. And with each passing race, the one constant in an ever-changing sport is what we can see but for a split second as each car smokes by with lightning speed...cars and helmets. The only way for us to distinguish who is currently blazing by us on the track is by the colors and designs we see in front of us.
Formula 1 is an artistic sport. Logos, advertisements, colors, shades. Without these features, we wouldn't have any idea who was who on the track. For about an hour and a half on Sundays throughout the year, our eyes don't follow faces, but vibrant designs that tell us who is behind the wheel of each stallion car firing around the track.
In celebration of the artistic beauty of Formula 1, we will take a look at the different helmets that help us find our driver each time around the track.
Lucas di Grassi