2007 F1 Year – The Cool Things – Part 1 – Rubens’ Helmet

Rubens Barrichello HelmetThere are only days to go till the 2007 year is gone and over for good. Let’s have a look at some interesting things that came by during this year in Formula 1.

I start with the helmet of Rubens Barrichello. His usual red and white helmet is what all of us have known for years. So I was quite surprised to see him wearing a black one during the free practice in Monaco, during the 2007 Grand Prix.

But then I saw him an hour or so later during the qualifying and he was back wearing his usual white and red one :-)

Well, it was the same helmet all the time, but painted with the thermochromic pigment. The cooler the weather (or Rubens’ head :-) ), the darker the helmet. Here are few shots of Rubens I made during the 2007 season with different color of his thermochromic helmet:

Rubens Barrichello Helmet Black

In a cold temperature during wet Monaco practice the helmet color turned almost black. The red parts are visible only as shadows.

Rubens Barrichello Helmet White

Warm sunshine in Shanghai – crisp white colour.

Rubens Barrichello Helmet Grey Brown

And something in between. The winds that brought the rain later on in Shanghai cooled the air and Rubens’ helmet darkened a bit.

Nick Heidfeld also used similar temperature sensitive paint on the top of his helmet this year.

To see all the 2007 Formula 1 Driver Helmets, click here or check the helmet tag on more helmet articles.

5 Comments Post a Comment
  1. [...] en intressant post om Rubens Barrichellos hjälm under året som jag inte hört om tidigare. I en artikel berättar han att han upptäckte att Rubens hjälm ändrade färg allt efter temperaturen under [...]

  2. zblkhwkNo Gravatar says:

    Now they just need to do it with the car…lol!

  3. F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

    yes, anytime the performance of the car or the driver is not cool, Honda will turn red :-)

  4. zblkhwkNo Gravatar says:

    Lol!!! Lots of red at Honda last year

  5. [...] Barrichello, Honda: (cool artikel på f1wolf om Rubens förra värmekänsliga [...]


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