Fernando Alonso reveals special helmet design for Daytona 24 Hours

Two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso has revealed a new helmet design he will use for his first attempt at the Daytona 24 Hours this month

Fernando Alonso reveals special helmet design for Daytona 24 Hours

The design is similar to the special version he wore in last year's Indianapolis 500 and United States Grand Prix, using a white background instead of black and without the stripes across the front.

The rear of the helmet shows Daytona International Speedway's tri-oval, while the striping reflects the Asturias region's associated colours as per his regular design.

Alonso will hit the Daytona track for the first time in his United Autosports Ligier JS P217 in this week's 'Roar before the 24' official test, which begins on Friday.

Speaking in a preview to the test earlier this week, Alonso said: "It's a true pleasure to go back racing in the States, in front of the US fans.

"In less than a year I will have competed in two legendary races [including the Indy 500], which makes me very proud.

"I have always wanted to challenge myself in other categories of motorsport, as this is what you need to become a better driver.

"Going out of my comfort zone by taking part in such an iconic race as the Daytona 24 Hours is just amazing."

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