The night of the Singapore Grand Prix is always a special occasion for Formula 1 drivers to debut eye-catching helmet designs, which are generally enchanted by fans of motorsport’s top flight.
One of those who has taken advantage of the weekend at Marina Bay to surprise his followers is Charles Leclerc, who despite having almost lost the championship to Max Verstappen, has dared to dye his helmet gold with which He will go out for the victory that eluded him in 2019 on this same stage.
Inscribed with his name and the Prancing Horse logo, he replaces his usual Monaco flag with black and white details to dazzle as he passes through the streets of Singapore aboard the Ferrari F1-75 .
However, the one that most surprised, without a doubt, was Fernando Alonso, who chose the circuit in which he achieved a controversial first victory at night in 2008 to give visibility to the sponsor BWT . In an Instagram post he explained the reasons, although the main motto “change the world sip by sip” was well present on the back of the helmet.
The Asturian changed his traditional blue, yellow and red for pink at the beginning of the season, and at that time he expressed that it was a way of vindicating the problem of global warming and his support for the projects of the Austrian water treatment company .
Sebastian Vettel, in his farewell to a very special circuit for him, designed a totally black helmet, leaving behind his typical white, to add a rainbow flag in clear reference to the LGTBQ+ collective, in addition to the universal peace logo.
That trio was not the only one that presented a special helmet before jumping onto the asphalt, and it is that George Russell wanted to pay tribute to one of the main sponsors of the Mercedes team, Petronas , who have helped the Brackley team to achieve so much success in the Great Circus.
In the case of the Briton, he has commissioned a design with the green and blue tones of the Malaysian company, and although it does not change much in the arrangement of its details, it draws a lot of attention under the artificial light of the Asian track.
Lando Norris premiered his design in style, he even made a small video on his social networks to show it. The Englishman reached an agreement with the Halo video game saga through his eSports team, and revealed a helmet with dark tones, close to interstellar war between humanity and a theocratic alliance of aliens known as the Covenant.
“It is really incredible to announce that we have become a team associated with Halo. Everyone has worked incredibly hard to get there, and I am very proud of the success that we will have,” said McLaren in his official accounts after being inspired by Master Chief.
Guanyu Zhou was more than a week ahead of the rest and presented a design in pink tones with festive motifs, which highlights the presence of various milkshakes and confetti, in part, to celebrate the return of Formula 1 to Asia.
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