Valtteri Bottas has taken the covers – or best to the say the tape – off his new 2018 helmet, which was designed by a fan.
Bottas ran a competition to design his 2018 helmet with over 1,500 entries submitted.
The winning entry is a blue-white-and-black design by Andy Werner with an asymmetrical colour scheme on either said.
So here it is! My new helmet design for 2018! How do you like it? ?
— Valtteri Bottas (@ValtteriBottas) February 21, 2018
“I really like the colours and it is quite different to any other suggestions for the design,” Bottas said.
“What I really liked about it is that it is different from left to right with the colours and it looks fast. That is always important.
“It is not symmetrical and I hadn’t seen that very much before with other helmet designs.
“It is a new season and I wanted a new helmet, so hopefully I will carry this kind of helmet for the rest of my career.”