Felipe Nasr will pay tribute to three greats of Italian motor racing with a special helmet for this weekend’s race at Monza.
Nuvolari was a great of pre-war motor sport who won many of the great European grands prix for teams such as Alfa Romeo, Ferrari and Auto Union. Ascari was a two-times world champion who died in a crash at Monza in 1955, at the corner which is now named after him.
Alboreto won five F1 races and finished runner-up in the 1985 world championship for Ferrari. He died in 2001 after a high-speed crash at the Lausitzring while testing an Audi sports prototype racing car. De Angelis, another Italian race-winner in the eighties, died in a crash at Paul Ricard in 1986.
Nasr has close connections to Italy, having moved there when he began racing in Europe in 2009. His helmets are manufactured by Italian brand Stilo.
The design also bears the names of parts of the Monza track including Parabolica, Lesmo, Roggia, Serraglio and Biassono.
Formula One drivers were banned from changing their helmet designs during the season last year, but from this season have been allowed one exception to the ban.
Picture: Stilo helmets via Intagram