Pictures: Every F1 driver’s helmet for the 2020 season

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The rules on driver helmet designs have been relaxed for the 2020 F1 season so we may see more changes than last year – once the racing finally begins.

For now, here are the helmets the drivers are starting the season with.

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Lewis Hamilton

Valtteri Bottas

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Sebastian Vettel

Charles Leclerc

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Red Bull

Max Verstappen

Alexander Albon


Carlos Sainz Jnr

Lando Norris


Daniel Ricciardo

Esteban Ocon


Daniil Kvyat

Pierre Gasly

Racing Point

Sergio Perez

Lance Stroll

Alfa Romeo

Kimi Raikkonen

Antonio Giovinazzi


Romain Grosjean

Kevin Magnussen


George Russell

Nicholas Latifi

Valtteri Bottas’s Australian Grand Prix helmet

One driver who was quick to take advantage of the loosening of the restrictions on helmet rules is Valtteri Bottas. He produced a special helmet for the first race weekend of the year though, of course, he never got to race it.

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24 comments on “Pictures: Every F1 driver’s helmet for the 2020 season”

  1. There are some nice designs RIC, Lando, the rest are as usual but the one that stands out is the simple one, Vettel.

    1. Dutchguy (@justarandomdutchguy)
      16th March 2020, 10:41

      Now that is Ironic…

      I know, it’s been like that for some years now, but it’s still striking that man who once could never choose what he wanted has had the only iconic helmet of the last years.

    2. Agreed, looks even more striking this year without all the thin coloured lines everywhere, prancing horse also being white/silver (cant really make out which), stunning.

  2. Glad the rules have been relaxed. Some better designs than others. I’m surprised how much variation in shape there is. Carlos’s helmet for example.

    1. @antznz I think it’s the colour scheme that makes it look different – I think it’s the same helmet that Verstappen uses.

  3. The drivers of AlphaTauri, Racing Point – and Haas, to a lesser extent – should have done better, each pair of drivers’ helmets isn’t distinct enough in my opinion.

    +1 to what @stagger said above.

  4. Tony Howell
    16th March 2020, 9:31

    My top 3 are;
    No particular order even though I’m Aussie
    Danny Ric
    Lando Norris
    Antonio Giovinazzi

  5. Surely Grosjean’s should have a few dents in it?

    1. Maybe he intends to add those throughout the year?

    2. Fritz Oosthuizen
      20th March 2020, 19:55

      Or a crashtest dummy tipe helmet.

  6. Dutchguy (@justarandomdutchguy)
    16th March 2020, 10:46

    I quite like Lewis’ purple helmet. Sure, it’s design is mostly a run of the mill 2010s messy heap of shapes, but I like that colour. It stands out a lot more.

    The Base design of Latifi’s helmet is not bad either, although similer concepts have been done better (by Sam Bird for example). I’ve also always like Bottas’ assymetrical helmet. Glad he kept it for another year. Sainz looks good too.

    1. Sonny Crockett
      16th March 2020, 12:18

      “I quite like Lewis’ purple helmet”

      Sorry but I can’t stop giggling at that comment! Too many ‘Carry On’ movies as I kid I think!

      1. Naughty! Tut tut.

    2. petebaldwin (@)
      16th March 2020, 19:16

      COTD right there :D

  7. Ranging from extremely boring (Lewis) to very funny (ric).
    And we do not know when the season starts, so not sure about the designs then.

  8. Its moto GP time…….almost everyone has a messy chaos designed by a 15 year old and almost everyone has predominantly red colours. What a childish mess. At least Vettel, Giovanzzi and Latifi have some class. Another nail in the coffin of F1.

  9. *for the 2021 season

  10. I think I said last year that there are three distinct categories of helmet design, but this year I’ve added a fourth category:

    The stand outs: Bottas, Albon, Sainz, Ricciardo, Giovinazzi
    A bit meh: Hamilton (though I do like the purple), Vettel, Leclerc, Verstappen, Kvyat, Gasly, Raikkonen, Magnussen, Russell, Latifi
    A bit of a mess: Norris, Perez, Grosjean
    Dull and drab: Ocon, Stroll

  11. Comin’ straight at you the only distinctive one, which I’m sure will please Krusty is Lando’s, then maybe Antonio’s and Seb’s, if identification means anything IMO the others are a confusing mess.

  12. Sainz and Kvyat are my favourite. By the way, the similarity between Kvyat’s and Gasly’s helmets is hard to understand since the team should advise them to distinguish their designs, I think, oh, and Bottas’ helmet for Australia is lit.

  13. There’s some really good ones this year. McLaren’s drivers and Giovinazzi look pretty cool IMO.

  14. The Alpha Tauri helmet looks good. Too bad they couldn’t come up with different designs to help us tell their drivers apart…

    1. @exediron You can easily tell them apart: Kvyat’s has dark blue/black with red and white, whereas Gasly’s is red and white with dark blue/black … or have I got that the wrong way round?

  15. Meh… not sure any are really interesting

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