Lewis Hamilton will use a special helmet in tribute to his racing hero at this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix.
The Mercedes driver will make use of the FIA’s dispensation for drivers to use something other than their regular helmet design once per season. Hamilton will wear a yellow helmet which is closer in style to that worn by Ayrton Senna than his usual one.
Hamilton said the design is “inspired by my idol, Ayrton Senna, and Brazil.”
“I love it here,” he added, “such a special place to race”.
Hamilton goes into this weekend’s race needing to score a victory in Brazil for the first time in order to sustain his championship challenge against team mate Nico Rosberg.
2016 Brazilian Grand Prix
- Emotion of Brazil race was indescribable – Massa
- Verstappen dominates Brazil Driver of the Weekend
- Strong rating for Brazilian GP despite red flags
- Two years after Bianchi’s crash drivers are still unhappy with Pirelli’s wet tyres
- 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix team radio transcript