Chinese Grand Prix – Ahead of the 1000th Formula One World Championship race, many of the drivers have been sharing their one-off race helmet designs for the landmark event.
Playing a small part in paying tribute to the 1000th race celebrations, drivers’ race helmets have either undergone revisions or brand new designs.
Starting with the Renault team, both Nico Hulkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo have elected for simplified designs, in keeping with the liveries used by the first Formula One drivers, complete with chip marks and gaffer tape.
— Renault F1 Team (@RenaultF1Team) April 11, 2019
George Russell unveiled a split-livery design, which paid tribute to one of his racing heroes, former Williams driver Juan Pablo Montoya.
So, in honour of @F1 reaching 1000 races, this weekend’s lid is…
Half my @jpmontoya inspired design from where it all began back in 2006 👈
Half my current GR63 design from 2019 🙌
— George Russell (@GeorgeRussell63) April 11, 2019
Alex Albon, meanwhile, chose to pay tribute to Thailand’s only former Formula One driver, Prince Bira.
Romain Grosjean and others opted for designs which incorporated the ‘F1 1000’ logo for this weekend’s event.
— Romain Grosjean (@RGrosjean) April 9, 2019
More liveries to be shared as they are unveiled.