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The helmets of Charles Leclerc, Scuderia Ferrari, 3rd position, Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing, 1st position, Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing, 2nd position, in Parc Ferme
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The "fashion evolution" that transformed F1 drivers' helmet designs

BEN EDWARDS explains how some of the early pioneers in helmet art worked their magic

While we absorb the revised car liveries (or, rather, colour splashed on naked carbon fibre) now the season is under way, there’s also the fun of seeing different helmet designs. Individual paint schemes have always mattered, particularly when identifying which driver is which within a team.

Nowadays a driver’s choice of artwork is sometimes seen as less distinctive and much more changeable than it used to be.

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