2008 F1 Drivers Helmets

The teams keep rolling out their new cars and the F1 drivers are coming up with their 2008 helmet design. Here they are:

Kimi Raikkonen 2008 Helmet Helmet Felipe Massa 2008
Raikkonen, Massa

Lewis Hamilton 2008 Helmet McLaren Heikki Kovalainen 2008 Helmet McLaren
Hamilton, Kovalainen

Heidfeld 2008 Helmet Kubica 2008 Helmet
Heidfeld, Kubica

Alonso new 2008 Helmet Nelson Piquet 2008 Helmet
Alonso, Piquet

Nico Rosber 2008 Helmet Williams Kazuki Nakajima 2008 Helmet Williams
Rosberg, Nakajima

Mark Webber 2008 Helmet Red Bull David Coulthard 2008 Helmet Red Bull
Webber, Coulthard

Glock 2008 Helmet Trulli 2008 Helmet
Glock, Trulli

Barrichello 2008 Helmet Button 2008 Helmet
Barrichello, Button

Bourdais 2008 Helmet Vettel 2008 Helmet
Bourdais, Vettel

Adrian Sutil 2008 Force India Helmet Giancarlo Fisichella 2008 Force India Helmet
Sutil, Fisichella

Helmet Sato 2008 Helmet Davidson 2008
Sato, Davidson

Fernando Alonso seems to be getting away from McLaren days and returning to Renault even with his helmet design. Jarno Trulli reduced the shiny silver surface with more red colour over it. Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica keep the designs very close to their 2007 styles.

Kimi Raikkonen’s new 2008 helmet (click here) is very similar to his 2007 one, but the white front has been replaced with some sort of “tribal” drawing. Anyone knows what it means ?

Lewis Hamilton keeps his yellow helmet pretty much unchanged. Heikki Kovalainen had to make changes to accomodate new sponsors the result is Alonso 2007 like helmet. Bourdais keeps his Champ Car yellow and blue with the addition of Red Bull brand.

Both Honda and Red Bull drivers keep the same designs as in 2007. Sutil’s helmet does not look too different from his 2007 one as well. Fisichella is another guy sticking with his traditional colours.

Please check back for updates to this post with more on 2008 F1 driver helmets. It happened before that drivers used different design for the winter testing and came up with brand new one when the season started, so these may not yet be the definite 2008 helmets.

If you come across good pictures of new 2008 F1 driver helmets that are not yet displayed here, let me know. I will add them here !

To see what the drivers were wearing in 2007, check here

14 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Black ZeddNo Gravatar says:

    Heiki’s converted his color scheme to black and red (same design more or less).

    I wonder why Kimi and Fernando are using the same color scheme at Mclaren before, since Hamilton doesn’t.

  2. sidepodcastNo Gravatar says:

    i preferred kovi’s old lid. the matt purple wash was much better than the matt grey.

    didn’t alonso steal last years design from kimi? it must be a mclaren fetish.

  3. F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

    on the first look with the Vodafone logo plastered around the helmet, Kovalainen’s new helmet looks quite similar to Alonso’s 2007 one

    looks like unless you are Hamilton you do not get much freedom to choose what you put on your head in McLaren :-)

  4. RichNo Gravatar says:

    dont forget about kimis new helmet too. theres two versions. the one on the left is the first i saw then he updated some things
    on it in the right pic.

    [IMG]http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u9/Raikkone07/kimiraikkonen2008helmet.jpg[/IMG]

    http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u9/Raikkone07/kimiraikkonen2008helmet.jpg

  5. StewNo Gravatar says:

    I’d have to say, I really like Kimi’s new can. There’s something about it that means business.

  6. ShaunNo Gravatar says:

    I prefer Alonso’s helmet, very cool retro look. Also like Heidfeld’s helmet. Kovalainen’s looks a little bland though

  7. F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks Rich, I could not find good shot if Kimi’s new lid, yours helps !

  8. RichNo Gravatar says:

    no problem

  9. ParisNo Gravatar says:

    I like Alonso and Kimi’s helmets. Too bad Basqiuat is not with us to do design for F1 helmets. He could up the street cred for some of those duller designs…

  10. SenninhaNo Gravatar says:

    It is a big disgrace and pure provocation from Hamilton to wear the yellow helmet with that green lining.

    A respectfull driver would never do that and leave it to Magic only…………

    A small Senninha.

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  12. vodafonemercedesmanNo Gravatar says:

    senninha . ayrton senna was lewis hamiltons idol. he is showing respect because he was somebody, lewis looked up to.it is his childhood hero/idol. don’t try to twist it and make it seem like this is outrageous. many drivers have done this before it’s nothing new.

  13. Icegirl.....No Gravatar says:

    Kimi has the best helmet..of course ..best helmet for the best driver ….KIMI ROX!!!!!GO KIMI!

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