Lewis Hamilton has always taken great pride in calling Ayrton Senna his idol and at this edition of the Brazilian Grand Prix the reigning Formula 1 world champion will wear a special tribute helmet inspired by the legendary Brazilian driver.
Hamilton announced on Facebook: “Check out my special helmet design for the #BrazilGP 😍😍😍 Inspired by my idol, Ayrton Senna and Brazil. I love it here, such a special place to race!!”
The FIA clamped down a couple of years ago on drivers changing their helmet deisgns, insisting that one design should be used throughout the season.
However earlier this year the FIA relaxed the restriction by allowing drivers to use a special helmet design for one race in the season. Hamilton has chosen to use his one design variation in Brazil.
Hamilton previously used an Ayrton Senna inspired helmet during the 2011 Brazilian Grand Prix.