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The most impressive F1 helmets of the 2022 season

There were a range of striking helmet designs brought by the drivers during the 2022 F1 season. RacingNews365.com has rounded up some of the best.

As well as the usual on-track action, every F1 season sees the drivers come up with some impressive helmet designs along the way. Some opt to bring one-off versions to mark a special event. For example, Max Verstappen chose a look inspired by his father Jos Verstappen at their home race, the Dutch Grand Prix, while Sebastian Vettel paid a moving tribute to the late Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz in Mexico. With many beautiful helmets to choose from, it is difficult to select the best, but RacingNews365.com has rounded up some of our favourite designs from the 2022 Formula 1 season.

Max Verstappen, Zandvoort

For his home race at Zandvoort, Max Verstappen decided to run a design based on father Jos Verstappen's helmet when he was an F1 driver himself.

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A special helmet for Zandvoort and this one is very personal for me Returning here as a World Champion is a great moment for me to appreciate all the effort my dad put into my career. That’s why we made a new version of his iconic design. 1:2 & 1:4 🔗 https://t.co/KEopNGGUyU pic.twitter.com/F7lBobTzEq — Max Verstappen (@Max33Verstappen) August 30, 2022

Esteban Ocon, Austin

"In the land of superheroes..." Esteban Ocon opted for a Spiderman helmet over the United States Grand Prix weekend, featuring a predominantly red colour scheme, a web and a spider.

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When in the land of superheroes… a tribute to my favourite 🕷️🕸️ 🤩 pic.twitter.com/LB2DwDecOV — Esteban Ocon (@OconEsteban) October 20, 2022

Lando Norris, Miami

It is a simple idea; turn a helmet that is almost round anyway into a basketball. However, the result is even more impressive than it initially sounds, with Lando Norris wearing this design for the inaugural Miami Grand Prix.

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Baller alert! ⚠️🏀 @LandoNorris #MiamiGP pic.twitter.com/ylAnamLSBg — McLaren (@McLarenF1) May 5, 2022

Lewis Hamilton, Brazil

After being made an honorary citizen of Brazil, it was inevitable that Lewis Hamilton would bring a very special design to the event at Interlagos.

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💙💛💚 pic.twitter.com/4YMqxJiDPJ — Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) November 11, 2022

Valtteri Bottas, Australia

For F1's return Down Under, Valtteri Bottas wanted to create a hot weather-inspired helmet. The design was created by his Australian girlfriend, cyclist Tiffany Cromwell.

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A very special new lid for the Australian GP 🤩 @ValtteriBottas #AlfaRomeo #ORLEN #AusGP pic.twitter.com/hGrj6KjzsG — Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN (@alfaromeoorlen) April 7, 2022

Mick Schumacher, Japan

Artwork or helmet? Mick Schumacher's impressive piece brought for the Japanese Grand Prix – featuring cherry blossom, considered the national flower of the country – certainly blurs the lines.

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My Japan special 🇯🇵🌸 #MSC47 #Japan #Suzuka pic.twitter.com/VVJ6bpvVGd — Mick Schumacher (@SchumacherMick) October 6, 2022

Max Verstappen, 2022

While it may not be the most exceptional helmet, the gold colour scheme and number 1 representing the World Championship win on Max Verstappen's 2022 design are still striking. It seems likely that a similar design may be carried through to 2023.

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ɴᴇᴡ season, ɴᴇᴡ ɴᴜᴍʙᴇʀ, ɴᴇᴡ ʜᴇʟᴍᴇᴛ Very happy to show you all my new helmet for the 2022 season! It's the small details that make the difference 1️⃣⭐ 1:2 & 1:4 2022 scale models available soon. Pre-register now to be the first to know. 🔗 https://t.co/ZJL7fBwqAy pic.twitter.com/msq2Jcj9Hy — Max Verstappen (@Max33Verstappen) January 27, 2022

Sebastian Vettel, Mexico

Following the death of Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz, Sebastian Vettel came to Mexico with a poignant tribute to his former employer. Aston Martin also deserve an honourable mention: Vettel was allowed to wear a Red Bull helmet while racing for the British racing stable.

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Dietrich Mateschitz was a pioneer and legend not only of @redbullracing , but of our sport. As a tribute and mark of respect, Sebastian Vettel will return to one of his original, iconic helmet designs at this weekend's #MexicoGP . From everybody at @AstonMartinF1 , Danke Didi. #F1 pic.twitter.com/XMu99Hf6A7 — Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team (@AstonMartinF1) October 27, 2022

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