A number of Formula 1 drivers have revealed special helmet liveries for this weekend’s United States Grand Prix.
F1 has travelled to the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas for the first time since 2019, as last year’s event was called off due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Valtteri Bottas, fresh from his first victory of the season in Turkey, unveiled a stunning new design on Thursday.
The colours are a tribute to the city of Austin, which is often referred to as the ‘Live Music Capital of the World’.
McLaren’s Lando Norris is also sporting a new design this weekend, using the blue, red and white colours of the American flag.
Norris’ team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, who will take a ride in Dale Earnhardt’s 1984 Wrangler Chevrolet Monte Carlo this weekend, is continuing the theme by adopting a black Earnhardt helmet for the event.
Williams’ George Russell is running a wooden-inspired design with a sheriff badge painted on top of the brown and black.
Meanwhile Alpine’s Fernando Alonso has an updated helmet, supporting the victims who have been affected by a recent volcano eruption in the Canary Islands.
AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda will use an autumn-inspired helmet livery for the weekend as he enters the final stages of his rookie campaign.
Haas’ Nikita Mazepin is running a purely red and white helmet, full of small references to the state of Texas.
Mazepin’s team-mate Mick Schumacher has also had a fresh design created for the upcoming race weekend, which incorporates the Texan flag.