Lewis Hamilton unveils new helmet design in support of equality
Lewis Hamilton has revealed a stunning new helmet design ahead of the Formula 1 season opener this weekend. The new helmet he’s revealed as part of his continued support for the Black Lives Matter campaign.
With the six-time F1 champion again calling for accountability and education in the sport, the new style is predominantly black, as well as featuring the ‘Black Lives Matter’ logo.
The design follows the change to Mercedes’ W11 car with the usual silver colour switched to black, and the call to ‘End Racism’ featured on the halo.
“For a long time we’ve been planning for the livery change for the car, for the suit change and I have also designed my helmet in black,” Hamilton said in a reveal video on social media.
“Normally my helmet is white, my suit is white and obviously the car is in silver.
“On the top, this is why the whole reason that the helmet has changed its colour, the suit has and also the car,” as Hamilton points to the Black Lives Matter Logo.
“It’s supporting equality above all and just really continuing to solidify that important message as we currently have the mic and people are starting to listen so it’s an opportunity to push that message and really hold people accountable.
“It’s not good enough, even if someone says to you ‘we’ve been doing something’ or ‘we’ve been trying’, they need to try harder because it is still a big issue that the world is fighting 60 years later after Martin Luther King was fighting for it and gave his life.”
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