Alonso’s special helmet for special cause

Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari 150 Italia. Formula One World Championship, Rd 6,  Monaco Grand Prix, Practice Day, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Thursday 26 May 2011.

Fernando Alonso in action wearing the golden helmet

May 26 (Ferrari) The Monaco Grand Prix is a unique race on the championship calendar and, often the drivers like to display something unusual, either on the car, their race suit or their helmet.

Fernando Alonso shows off his special Monaco helmet

Fernando shows off his special Monaco helmet

As from the morning’s free practice, Fernando Alonso will be using something special: a helmet with the same design but new colours, as the traditional yellow and blue have been changed for a gold-white combination.

This scheme will also be used in Singapore, the second street circuit on the 2011 calendar and it is in a worthy cause: the helmet will be auctioned at the end of the championship and proceeds will go to the Fondazione Fernando Alonso which is mainly involved in projects aimed at developing road safety initiatives for children.