While you are waiting for the new cars…

The questions over whether the modern helmets are too samey and overly-complicated led me to wonder how many people can actually recognise helmets at all these days, and how many people can look at a helmet design and know who the driver was. So, here is a challenge. The first person who sends me a complete correct list of the helmets below will get a free subscription to GP+ magazine for 2015… Don’t send in a comment if the list isn’t complete…

Ready, steady, go…Helmets

129 thoughts on “While you are waiting for the new cars…

  1. Left to right;
    Kvyat, de Angelis, Laffitte, Villeneuve, Hulkenberg, God knows, God knows, Comas, Eddie Cheever!, Suzuki, Alesi, …
    someone will get those I couldn’t so I give up already…

  2. Hi Joe,

    Thanks for your non-stop insights into F1.

    Having created magazines and other media in the past, I am sympathetic to the difficulties I imagine you’re having trying to get all the freeloaders (myself included!) to pay up for your GP+ magazine subscription.

    I have a few ideas that could probably help you but there’s one thing in particular that could be immensely beneficial to your cause- rename the free blog GP+ to align it better with the product you’re trying to (up)sell and while you’re at it make connections between the content within each. Right now, we all get info we love from joeblogsf1 and all is good, so when you start promoting the digital magazine as a separate brand it’s really hard for people to make the connection between the two (that might sound crazy but it’s true). However, if we were all receiving the GP+ blog and loving it, then making the leap to the paid service would feel a lot more natural and obvious.

    Just a thought and would probably require other tweaks in the process which I could come up with if you’re interested. But I had to share as I’m a big fan of yours and I feel the overall state of F1 media coverage is terrible, especially for the majority of us that don’t live in a prime F1 market.

    Keep up the great work.

    Best, Magnus

    Sent from my iPhone

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    1. My feelings why this wouldn’t happen are that this is a place for Joe to be Joe, to say his bit and promote the various things he does including GP+. It’s a great freedom to have.

      Secondly, tying this blog to GP+ would be like saying that Joe is GP+, and the other contributors are less important. I don’t think anyone holds that opinion for a second, but it could be implied.

      1. It is not the case. I am the blog but this also happens to be the primary primary advertisement for GP+ but as you say I am not the only person involved with GP+

    2. Joe, why not hand out a subscription every month to the best simple promotion ideas?

      Ones like this get full marks because they’re simple and fair and can’t be argued.

      One good reason I avoid you in real life, is you’d end up socking it to me cos I’d be such a monkey on your back to have some fun with crackpot ideas. OK you’d be primed by my drone on far more complex, actually serious, ideas, but anyhow… 😮

      @ Magnus: that’s why the man has a email address! Send Joe a earful!

      With my professional hat on, I’d be careful about defining anything as a brand. Joe uses here as a experiment to promote GP+. That’s spot on. From my earliest arguments with my cofounder as to the uselessness of businesses plans, to when I found Steve Blank writing so well about the same problem: that a startup is not executing a plan but seeking a business model, this all fits. GP+ is exploring it’s way compared with the scale and resources of major publishers. Hence it needs to think like a startup. And Joe and everyone works like they’re a startup. The brand is in a process of synthesis, also, with some exceptional start to perceived values. But it is not a indelicate thing, no matter if Joe must seem thick skinned to take Internet flak and nastiness day in day out.

      I keep checking my ideas out here as they come. I laugh at some as one does, and quietly work on others in detail where they might have value elsewhere. One thing I know, is that I learn in the process. Just as if I was writing things up formally, I’d be billing a customer a fair rate. Adland over values ideas. Just as stock pickers in papers are not hedge fund managers. Implementation is everything. Executing is a still further deal. Twenty years of knowing this never got me a shortcut. The big goers I think try to execute myself, really skin in the game. I’m often rewarded with big losses, but I never cost a customer a penny. For all that, little has provided me as much fun, across the board, as thinking how to add a few plus signs and pre dot zeros to GP+. Crack on at it, Marcus!

      (or was that “follow me I’m right behind you”?!!):-D

    3. This is Joe’s personal blog, GP+ is the work of several people. It would compromise the nature of this blog to officially tie it to GP+, I feel. Joe’s honesty and independent opinion is why I read this blog.

        1. I’ll hazard Marcus saw some ways to link the content and references, between discussion and articles in the magazine. It’s not something you can buy a WordPress plugin for. My exploration of the idea took me to a full revision of low level programming, as these scripting languages mangle memory management like a dog’s dinner. I’d push things but I’m in the Catch 22 of it being now a huge shortcut to run a live trial versus perfecting features which might not be wanted by the blog nor adequately illustrate what’s suddenly become possible under the hood. In this way, WordPress bloggers are mini self FIAs :$

          Not deliberately, just how it is!

          1. I better accept I’m pitching, regardless, in about very comment. More of a private project I hope to commercialise, because it’s been a lot of low level honest fun digging past the layers of crude and unmentionables to ge at coding a idea.

            But, was my guess right, Marcus?

            If you fancy chatting off line about magazine launch econometrics, I’m open about a lot of what I do that works.

  3. Joe,

    You win but your point is well made as I’ve already commented..I can get most of the old ones but the modern Red Bull/Vettelesque designs are nondescript..

    Vettel,De Angelis,Laffitte,G Villeneuve,XX?,Zanardi,Pace,Comas,Cheever
    X?,Alesi,Tambay,Warwick,Hakkinen,R Shumacher,Daly,D Hill,Revson ?
    Alboreto,Vettel,Palmer,Vettel,Pironi,Moreno,Senna,Berger,Brancatelli
    Prost,Modena,Bottas,XX?,Vettel,XX?,XX?,XX?Mansell
    Alliot,Amon,XX?Boutsen,Wendlinger,XX?XX?XX?,Michael Andretti
    Badoer,XX?J Villeneuve,XX?Mario Andretti,XX?,Webber,Cevert,Maldonado
    De Cesaris,Stewart,Surer,XX?Massa,Patrese,XX?,XX?,Ickx

  4. Left to right and top to bottom:

    Danil Kvyat, Elio de Angelis, Jacques Laffite, Gilles Villeneuve, Nico Hulkenberg, Joachim Winkelhock, Carlos Pace, Eric Comas, Eddie Cheever, Aguri Suzuki, Jean Alesi, Patrick Tambay, Derek Warwick, Mika Hakkinen, Ralf Schumacher, Derek Daly, Damon Hill, Teo Fabi, Michele Alboreto, Daniel Ricciardo, Jonathan Palmer, Jaime Alguersuari, Didier Pironi, Roberto Moreno, Ayrton Senna, Gerhard Berger, Jean Louis Schlesser, Alain Prost, Stefano Modena, Valteri Bottas, Kevin Magnussen, Jean Eric Vergne, Kimi Raikkonen, Adrian Sutil, Sergio Perez, Nigel Mansell, Philippe Alliot, Chris Amon, Stefan Bellof, Thierry Boutsen, Heinz Harald Frentzen, Sebastian Vettel, Robert Kubica, Max Chilton, Michael Andretti, Luca Badoer, Sebastien Bourdais, Jacques Villeneuve, Sebastien Buemi, Mario Andretti, Paul di Resta, Mark Webber, François Cevert, Pastor Maldonado, Andrea de Cesaris, Jackie Stewart, Marc Surer, Kamui Kobaiashi, Felipe Massa, Riccardo Patrese, Timo Glock, Esteban Gutierrez, Jackie Ickx.

    1. That is impressive.
      Yes, Revson, although at first I thought it was George Follmer.
      For those who don’t know, George Follmer is the best race car driver you have never heard of.

      1. Thank you thank you and bless all your forever for mentioning Folder. I had heard a reference just once in a drunken argument with my American buddy and associate, and he clapped shut schtum tight-lipped grin only snapping “Trumped, Boy!” whilst I ran on like the fool I am about drivers I like… Gotcha, Bob! (my mate) Nice one Gary. I was supposed to know or not cos I was only just born, literally…

          1. He could drive the wheels off of anything… I think he’s only about 80 now… probably still faster than anyone here…

            1. “George Am”, series champion in both Can-Am (Porsche 917/10) and SCCA Trans-Am (AMC Javelin) in 1972.
              The guy raced anything and everything. The list of cars he drove is mind-blowing.

  5. I can see Vettel, Schumacher M and R, Vilnerve (spellings wrong) burger, mika hakkinan, Damon Hill, Alonso, Senna. And many others! It’s not the full list but I agree the helmet design is a drivers finger print. Passed down through generations too. Seb V is wrong to change it so often. I wonder if he changes his underpants as much if at all?!

  6. 1st row:
    Daniil Kvyat / Elio de Angelis / Jacques Laffite / Gilles Villeneuve / Nico Hülkenberg / Markus Winkelhock /Carlos Pace / Eric Comas / Eddie Cheever

    2nd row:
    Aguri Suzuki / Jean Alesi / Patrik Tambay / Derek Warwick / Mika Hakkinen / Ralf Schumacher / Derek Daly / Damon Hill / Teo Fabi

    3rd row:
    Michele Alboreto / Daniel Ricciardo / Jonathan Palmer / Jaime Alguersuari / Didier Pironi / Roberto Moreno / Ayrton Senna / Gerhard Berger / Jean-Louis Schlesser
    4th row:
    Alain Prost / Stefano Modena / Valteri Bottas / Kevin Magnussen / Jean-Eric Vergne / Kimi Raikonnen / Adrian Sutil / Sergio Perez / Nigel Mansell

    5th row:
    Phillipe Alliot / Chris Amon / Stefan Bellof / Thierry Boutsen / Heinz-Harald Frentzen / Sebastien Vettel / Robert Kubica / Max Chilton / Michel Andretti

    6th row:
    Luca Badoer / Sebastien Bourdais / Jacques Villeneuve / Sebastien Buemi / Mario Andretti / Paul Di Resta / Mark Webber / François Cevert / Pastor Maldonado

    7th row:
    Andrea de Cesaris / Jackie Stewart / Marc Surer / Kamui Kobayashi / Filipe Massa / Ricardo Patrese / Timo Glock / Esteban Gutierrez / Jacky Ickx

  7. I know most of them, but you’re absolutely right Joe, it’s the old school ones you recognize in a heartbeat… I guess the trend with the samey samey helmets started somewhere around 2005. I mean the current ones all look like rnadom motorcycle helmets you can buy off the rack. Shame.

  8. 1st row:
    Kvyat / de Angelis / Laffite / G Villeneuve / Hulkenburg / Marcus Winkelhock / Pace / Comas / Cheever
    2nd row:
    Suzuki / Alesi / Tambay / Warwick / Hakkinen / R Schumacher / Daly / D Hill / Revson
    3rd row:
    Alboreto / Ricciardo / Palmer / Alguersuari / Pironi / Moreno / A Senna / Berger / Schlesser
    4th row:
    Prost / Modena / Bottas / Magnussen / Vergne / Raikkonen / Sutil / Perez / Mansell
    5th row:
    Alliot / Amon / Bellof / Boutsen / Frentzen / Vettel / Kubica / Chilton / Michael Andretti
    6th row:
    Badoer / Bourdais / J Villeneuve (1997 Champ) / Buemi / Mario Andretti / di Resta / Webber/ Cevert / Maldonado
    7th row:
    de Cesaris / JY Stewart / Surer / Kobayashi / Massa / Patrese / Glock / Gutierrez / Ickx

      1. Likewise. If only I could pull off the accent!

        Congratulations David!

        RShack, might amuse you: search YouTube for “Oliver Reed sober”, yup that’s a singular hit, and you get a rare quality Brit doing a full American accent. I think he was channeling John Huston. Super interview anyhow.

    1. Congratulations, you are the winner… By the skin of your teeth… Please send me details of your address and email to which GP+ codes should be sent…

      I posted this comment much earlier but by some strange vagary it did not appear.

  9. Kvyat
    De Angelis
    Lafitte
    Gilles Villeneuve
    Hulkenberg
    Marcus Winklehock
    Carlos Pace
    Comas
    Cheever
    Suzuki
    Alesi
    Tambay
    Warwick
    Hakkinen
    Ralf Schumacher
    Derek Daly
    Damon Hill
    Revson
    Alboreto
    Ricciardo
    Palmer
    Alguersuari
    Pironi
    Moreno
    Senna
    Berger
    schlesser
    Prost
    Modena
    Bottas
    Magnussen
    Vergne
    Raikkonen
    Sutil
    Perez
    Mansell
    Alliot
    Amon
    Bellof
    Boutsen
    Frentzen
    Vettel
    Kubica
    Chilton
    Michael Andretti
    Badoer
    Bourdais
    Jacques Villeneuve
    Buemi
    Mario Andretti
    di Resta
    Webber
    Cevert
    Maldonado
    de Cesaris
    Stewart
    Siffert
    Kobayashi 
    Massa
    Patrese
    Glock
    gutierrez
    Ickx

    1. As you were in the same minute as the winner I think we’ll give you a consolation prize! Please send name, address, email and we will send you codes

      1. How can the two “same minute” (9:46pm) posters both be correct when they disagree Heidfeld vs Alboreto and Surer vs Siffert?

          1. No, it is simple. Everyone was putting in multiple entries! So I had to sort through it all as tow which one was right to post. It was a matter of seconds which is why I decided to reward both. I should have said one entry each, but I didn’t! However, I am entirely confident that the winners are the winners.

  10. Line 1: 1 Daniil Kyvat, 2 Elio de Angelis 3 Jacques Laffite 4 Gilles Villeneuve 5 Nico Hulkenberg 6 Markus Winckelhock 7 Carlos Pace 8 Erik Comas 9 Eddie Cheever

    Line 2: 1 Aguri Suzuki, 2 Jean Alesi, 3 Patrick Tambay , 4 Derek Warwick, 4 Mika Hakkinen, 6 Ralf Schumacher, 7 Derek Daly, 8 Damon Hill, 9 Theo Fabi

    Line 3: 1 Michele Alboreto, 2 Daniel Ricciardo, 3 Jonathan Palmer, 4 Jaime Alguersuari, 5 Didier Pironi, 6 Roberto Moreno, 7 Ayrton Senna, 8 Gerhard Berger, 9 Jean-Louis Schlesser

    Line 4: 1 Alain Prost, 2 Stefano Modena, 3 Valteri Bottas, 4 Kevin Magnussen, 5 Jean Eric Vergne, 6 Kimi Raikonnen ,7 Adrian Sutil, 8 Sergio Perez, 9 Nigel Mansell

    Line 5: 1 Philippe Alliot, 2 Chris Amon, 3 Stefan Bellof, 4 Thierry Boutsen, 5 HH Frentzen, 6 Sebastian Vettel, 7 Robert Kubica, 8 Max Chilton, 9 Marco Andretti

    Line 6: 1 Luca Badoer, 2 Sébastien Bourdais, 3 Jacques Villeneuve, 4 Sebastien Buemi, 5 Mario Andretti, 6 Paul Di Resta, 7 Mark Webber, 8 François Cevert, 9 Pastor Maldonado

    Line 7: 1 Andrea de Cesaris, 2 Jackie stewart, 3 Marc Surer, 4 Kamui Kobayashi, 5 Felipe Massa, 6 Riccardo Patrese, 7 Timo Glock, 8 Lewis Hamilton, 9 Jacky Ickx

  11. my full list:
    Line 1: 1 Daniil Kyvat, 2 Elio de Angelis 3 Jacques Laffite 4 Gilles Villeneuve 5 Nico Hulkenberg 6 Markus Winckelhock 7 Carlos Pace 8 Erik Comas 9 Eddie Cheever

    Line 2: 1 Aguri Suzuki, 2 Jean Alesi, 3 Patrick Tambay , 4 Derek Warwick, 4 Mika Hakkinen, 6 Ralf Schumacher, 7 Derek Daly, 8 Damon Hill, 9 Theo Fabi

    Line 3: 1 Michele Alboreto, 2 Daniel Ricciardo, 3 Jonathan Palmer, 4 Jaime Alguersuari, 5 Didier Pironi, 6 Roberto Moreno, 7 Ayrton Senna, 8 Gerhard Berger, 9 Jean-Louis Schlesser

    Line 4: 1 Alain Prost, 2 Stefano Modena, 3 Valteri Bottas, 4 Kevin Magnussen, 5 Jean Eric Vergne, 6 Kimi Raikonnen ,7 Adrian Sutil, 8 Sergio Perez, 9 Nigel Mansell

    Line 5: 1 Philippe Alliot, 2 Chris Amon, 3 Stefan Bellof, 4 Thierry Boutsen, 5 HH Frentzen, 6 Sebastian Vettel, 7 Robert Kubica, 8 Max Chilton, 9 Marco Andretti

    Line 6: 1 Luca Badoer, 2 Sébastien Bourdais, 3 Jacques Villeneuve, 4 Sebastien Buemi, 5 Mario Andretti, 6 Paul Di Resta, 7 Mark Webber, 8 François Cevert, 9 Pastor Maldonado

    Line 7: 1 Andrea de Cesaris, 2 Jackie stewart, 3 Marc Surer, 4 Kamui Kobayashi, 5 Felipe Massa, 6 Riccardo Patrese, 7 Timo Glock, 8 Esteban Gutierrez, 9 Jacky Ickx

  12. Kvyat, de Angelis, Laffite, Gilles Villeneuve, Hulkenberg, Manfred Winkelhock, ace, Comas, Cheever, Aguri Suzuki, Alesi, Tambay, Warwick, Hakkinen, Ralf Schumacher, Diniz, Damon Hill, Revson, Alboreto, Ricciardo, Palmer, Alguersuari, Pironi, Moreno, Ayrton Senna, Berger, Barbazza, Prost, Modena, Bottas, Kevin Magnussen, Vergne, Raikkonen, Sutil, Perez, Mansell, Alliot, Amon, Bellof, Boutsen, Frentzen, Vettel, Kubica, Chilton, Michael Andretti, Badoer, Bourdais, Jacques Villenueve (GV son), Buemi, Mario Andretti, di Resta, Webber, Cevert, Maldonado, de Cesaris, Stewart, Surer, Kobayashi, Massa, Patrese, Glock, Gutierrez, Ickx

  13. 1st row:
    Daniil Kvyat / Elio de Angelis / Jacques Laffite / Gilles Villeneuve / Nico Hülkenberg / Markus Winkelhock /Carlos Pace / Eric Comas / Eddie Cheever

    2nd row:
    Aguri Suzuki / Jean Alesi / Patrick Tambay / Derek Warwick / Mika Hakkinen / Ralf Schumacher / Derek Daly / Damon Hill / Teo Fabi

    3rd row:
    Michele Alboreto / Daniel Ricciardo / Jonathan Palmer / Jaime Alguersuari / Didier Pironi / Roberto Moreno / Ayrton Senna / Gerhard Berger / Jean-Louis Schlesser

    4th row:
    Alain Prost / Stefano Modena / Valteri Bottas / Kevin Magnussen / Jean-Eric Vergne / Kimi Raikonnen / Adrian Sutil / Sergio Perez / Nigel Mansell

    5th row:
    Phillipe Alliot / Chris Amon / Jerome D’Ambrosio / Thierry Boutsen / Heinz-Harald Frentzen / Sebastian Vettel / Robert Kubica / Max Chilton / Marco Andretti

    6th row:
    Luca Badoer / Sebastien Bourdais / Jacques Villeneuve / Sebastien Buemi / Mario Andretti / Paul Di Resta / Mark Webber / François Cevert / Pastor Maldonado

    7th row:
    Andrea de Cesaris / Jackie Stewart / Marc Surer / Kamui Kobayashi / Felipe Massa / Ricardo Patrese / Timo Glock / Esteban Gutierrez / Jacky Ickx

      1. Thanks!

        I spent my childhood in the beginning of the 90’s copying the drawing of many F1 driver’s helmets… that should have paid off for something :-p

        I am glad I was not born later, otherwise that would have become a much more difficult task!

  14. my LAST attempt:
    Line 1: 1 Daniil Kyvat, 2 Elio de Angelis 3 Jacques Laffite 4 Gilles Villeneuve 5 Nico Hulkenberg 6 Markus Winckelhock 7 Carlos Pace 8 Erik Comas 9 Eddie Cheever

    Line 2: 1 Aguri Suzuki, 2 Jean Alesi, 3 Patrick Tambay , 4 Derek Warwick, 4 Mika Hakkinen, 6 Ralf Schumacher, 7 Derek Daly, 8 Damon Hill, 9 Peter Revsson

    Line 3: 1 Michele Alboreto, 2 Daniel Ricciardo, 3 Jonathan Palmer, 4 Jaime Alguersuari, 5 Didier Pironi, 6 Roberto Moreno, 7 Ayrton Senna, 8 Gerhard Berger, 9 Jean-Louis Schlesser

    Line 4: 1 Alain Prost, 2 Stefano Modena, 3 Valteri Bottas, 4 Kevin Magnussen, 5 Jean Eric Vergne, 6 Kimi Raikonnen ,7 Adrian Sutil, 8 Sergio Perez, 9 Nigel Mansell

    Line 5: 1 Philippe Alliot, 2 Chris Amon, 3 Stefan Bellof, 4 Thierry Boutsen, 5 HH Frentzen, 6 Sebastian Vettel, 7 Robert Kubica, 8 Max Chilton, 9 Marco Andretti

    Line 6: 1 Luca Badoer, 2 Sébastien Bourdais, 3 Jacques Villeneuve, 4 Sebastien Buemi, 5 Mario Andretti, 6 Paul Di Resta, 7 Mark Webber, 8 François Cevert, 9 Pastor Maldonado

    Line 7: 1 Andrea de Cesaris, 2 Jackie stewart, 3 Marc Surer, 4 Kamui Kobayashi, 5 Felipe Massa, 6 Riccardo Patrese, 7 Timo Glock, 8 Esteban Gutierrez, 9 Jacky Ickx

  15. God, this was exciting. 🙂 I just couldn’t find 1 last helmet (and made a stupid mistake in another one). Was going through all my old photobooks for that one helmet. Great game Joe!

  16. Aaarghh!! The Revson helmet did me in (and the stupid,stupid Gutierrez mistake). But Joe, you stopped the game yourself? I’m a bit lost now..? Wasn’t I the first with a full, correct list? I entered my last list at 10h05 and at 10h10 you gave away the Revson/Fabi answer? Or were other posts edited too?

  17. row 1: Kvyat, De Angelis, Laffite, G Villeneuve, Hülkenberg, Winkelhock, Pace, Comas, Cheever.
    row 2: Suzuki, Alesi, Tambay, Warwick, Hakkinen, R Schumacher, Daly, D Hill, Revson.
    row 3: Alboreto, Ricciardo, Palmer, Alguersuari, Pironi, Moreno, A Senna, Berger, Schlesser.
    row 4:
    Prost, Modena, Bottas, Magnussen, Vergne, Raikkonen, Sutil, Perez, Mansell.
    row 5:
    Alliot, Amon, Bellof, Boutsen, Frentzen, Vettel, Kubica, Chilton, Marco Andretti.
    row 6:
    Badoer, Bourdais, J Villeneuve, Buemi, Mario Andretti, Di Resta, Webber, Cevert, Maldonado.
    row 7:
    De Cesaris, Stewart, Surer (the image is exactly the same as this one http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/295/b/b/marc_surer_helmet_by_yuusukeonodera-d4dmhjp.png but without the name – in cases Surer is not correct, it could be Siffert’s helmet), Kobayashi, Massa, Patrese, Glock, Gutierrez, Ickx.

  18. I hope this list is right, searched hours for it haha. It was a though challenge.

    1st row:
    Daniil Kvyat / Elio de Angelis / Jacques Laffite / Gilles Villeneuve / Nico Hülkenberg / Markus Winkelhock /Carlos Pace / Eric Comas / Eddie Cheever

    2nd row:
    Aguri Suzuki / Jean Alesi / Patrik Tambay! / Derek Warwick / Mika Hakkinen / Ralf Schumacher / Derek Daly / Damon Hill / Peter Revson

    3rd row:
    Michele Alboreto / Daniel Ricciardo / Jonathan Palmer / Jaime Alguersuari / Didier Pironi / Roberto Moreno / Ayrton Senna / Gerhard Berger / Jean-Louis Schlesser

    4th row:
    Alain Prost / Stefano Modena / Valtteri Bottas / Kevin Magnussen / Jean-Eric Vergne / Kimi Raikonnen / Adrian Sutil / Sergio Perez / Nigel Mansell

    5th row:
    Phillipe Alliot / Chris Amon / Stefan Bellof / Thierry Boutsen / Heinz-Harald Frentzen / Sebastian Vettel / Robert Kubica / Max Chilton / Michael Andretti

    6th row:
    Luca Badoer / Sebastien Bourdais / Jacques Villeneuve / Sebastien Buemi / Mario Andretti / Paul Di Resta / Mark Webber / François Cevert / Pastor Maldonado

    7th row:
    Andrea de Cesaris / Jackie Stewart / Marc Surer! / Kamui Kobayashi / Felipe Massa / Riccardo Patrese / Timo Glock / Esteban Gutierrez / Jacky Ickx

    1. The list seems right but you weren’t supposed to be searching. It was a test automatic response. The tough one was Markus Winkelhock, almost identical to his father’s helmet

  19. Kvyat, de Angelis, Don’t Know, G Villeneuve, Hulkenberg, Don’t Know, Don’t Know, Comas, Davidson
    Suzuki, Alesi, Don’t Know, Don’t Know, Hakkinen, R Schumacher, Don’t Know, D Hill, Don’t Know
    Don’t Know, Ricciardo, Don’t Know, Alguersuari, Don’t Know, Don’t Know, A Senna, Berger, Don’t Know
    Prost, Don’t Know, Bottas, K Magnussen, Vergne, Raikkonen, Sutil, Perez, Mansell
    Don’t Know, Don’t Know, d’Ambrosio, Boutsen, Frentzen, Vettel, Kubica, Chilton, Michael Andretti
    Badoer, Bourdais, J Villeneuve, Buemi, Mario Andretti, di Resta, Webber, Cevert, Maldonado
    de Cesaris, Stewart, Don’t Know, Kobayashi, Massa, Patrese, Glock, Gutierrez, Don’t Know

    I suppose I don’t win the subscription, however, do I win a free drink at your Melbourne audience? 🙂 Thanks for the entertainment.

  20. Thx for the explanantion, I lost. 🙂

    And I cheated, I fully admit. 🙂 Didn’t mean I didn’t spend a lot of time on it. 😉
    Anyone else using google images to upload individual helmets?
    (Joe, do you know that google function?)

    I first cut them all out using mspaint and then uploaded the ones I didn’t know by heart. Mostly newer designs and of course, they were the easiest for google to find.

    The Revsson design just didn’t pop up, even after having started to amateur-photoshop it. 🙂
    And simultaneous searches for “F1 drivers helmest of the 70’s” just never brought up Revsson.

    But thx for the entertainment, it was great fun!

    Congrats to the winner!

  21. Haha I really enjoyed this challenge and couldn’t help sending one in. From left to right, top to bottom, here goes…

    Sebastien Buemi, Elio de Angelis, James Hunt, Gilles Villeneuve, Nico Hulkenberg, Jo Gartner, Jacques Laffite, Erik Comas, Eddie Cheever

    Bernd Schneider, Jean Alesi, Patrick Tambay, Derek Warwick, Mika Hakkinen, Ralf Schumacher, Manfred Winckelhock, Damon Hill, Alessandro Nannini

    Nick Heidfeld, Daniel Ricciardo, David Brabham, Jaime Alguersuari, Didier Pironi, Roberto Moreno, Ayrton Senna, Gerhard Berger, Stefan Johansson

    Alain Prost, Stefano Modena, Valtteri Bottas, Heikki Kovalainen, Ricciardo (again!), Kimi Raikkonen, Adrian Sutil, Sergio Perez, Nigel Mansell

    Martin Brundle, Max Papis, Stefan Bellof, Thierry Boutsen, Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Jean-Eric Vergne, Robert Kubica, Raikkonen (again!), Mario Andretti

    Luca Badoer, Sebastien Bourdais, Jacques Villeneuve, Daniil Kvyat, John Watson, Perez (again!), Mark Webber, Francois Cevert, Pastor Maldonado

    Andrea de Cesaris, Sir Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda, Sebastian Vettel, Felipe Massa, Riccardo Patrese, Timo Glock, Esteban Gutierrez, Emerson Fittpaldi

    Not holding my breath on a 100% score but would be intrigued to see how I got on either way!

    1. Hahaha, glad I was not the only one to use Google to search for the snipped out images – and like you, I still ended up missing a few.
      Amazing how easy it is to hunt down images though.

      Great game Jo, I had to try and win it even though I am a signed up and paid up subscriber (and for those who haven’t tried the subscription – do. I was doubtful initially, now in my 3rd year).

      How about a different version with the cars of today with no livery vs the cars of yesterday equally bare? I always think it is a pity that the rules force the designers down tighter and tighter routes and leave the majority of the car a fixed shape. With the exception of last year’s selection of noses, I cannot differentiate between any of the recent cars if they have no sponsors/logos, whereas those of the 70s and 80s at least had (mostly) clear physical differences.
      Simon

      1. Simon, I presume this is a response to speedy bob’s comment above? Because, for the avoidance of doubt, my responses were based solely from a mix of knowledge and educated guesswork (some guesses were, let’s say, more educated than others!)! Am actually quite satisfied with some of the ones I got close on but others were further away and I should have got Aguri Suzuki really. Oh well. But overall I’m quite happy and it was all good fun!

  22. Great post. An excellent example of Branding. Make it clear. Make it simple. Even the simplest design (ie. F. Cevert, Andretti, Stewart’s) may be the best. Who’s talking in these guys ears these days? Whose managing these drivers?

    It may be better for all to have regulation LARGE size numbers on the cars, and rules that leave the helmets soley to the drivers for their individual branding (no adverts or minimal adverts) although clearly some of them don’t know much about branding themselves. Before you say “the adverts on the helmets represent million of dollars, one could also ask, what’s it worth for the field of Formula 1 stars to be more easily recognizable on a global platform?

  23. Dan kyvyat, Eliot de angelis,jaques laffite,Gilles villeneuve, nico hulkenburg, Michael Schumacher,Carlos pace,eric comas,eddie Cheever

    Aguri Suzuki, Jean alesi, pat tambay ,Derrick Warwick, mika hakkinen ,Ralph Schumacher, derek daly, Damon hill, peter revson

    Michelle alboreto, Daniel ricciardo,,johnathan Palmer, Jaime alguersuari, Dider pironi, Roberto Moreno, ayrton senna, gerhard Berger , Jo schlesser

    Alain Prost, stefano Modena,faltering bottas, Kevin magnussin, Jean Eric verge, kimi raikonen, Adrian sutil, Sergio Perez, Nigel mansell

    Phillipe alliot, Chris Amon, Stefan bellof, Thierry bout seen, Heinz herald frentzen, seb Vettel, Robert Kubica, max chiton, Michael Andretti

    Luca badour, Sebastian bourdais, Jacques villenuve ,Sebastian buemi, Mario Andretti, Paul di resta, mark Webber, Francois Cevert, pastor moldanado

    Andrea de cesaris,jackie Stewart, Marc surer, kamui Kobyashi, felipe Massa, Ricardo Patrese, timo glock, Esteban Gutierrez, and Jacky ickx

    Fingers crossed
    Theo dejager kingston canada

  24. For the next contest Joe can post pictures of 65 Sebastien Vettel helmets and we, his loyal blog followers, have to name the event and session in which the driver formerly known as “#1” wore the helmet.

  25. Vettel’s constant changing of his design goes to show that he doesn’t have any management. That person would be insistent that he not destroy his ‘brand’ in careless fashion. This would be his most serious error if it wasn’t for being soundly beaten by his teammate and diminishing his market value.
    Vettel absolutely HAD to leave Red Bull.

  26. I think they are getting way to complicated the designs are not really distinguishable from a distance or on telly. I’m a jewellery designer and recently made a necklace for an exhibition called “Icons” made of large beads painted to resemble the helmet designs of iconic F1 drivers. The 20th century was fun particularly the 80’s but get into the current greats and it gets tricky. Vettel changes his helmet design like others change their underpants! I went for an early one with a red bull logo in the end. There will be omissions in it but if you are interested an image of the necklace is here: http://www.poppyporter.co.uk/collections/necklaces/products/icons-of-formula-1-necklace

  27. Sebastian Vettel, Sebastian Vettel, Sebastian Vettel, Sebastian Vettel, Sebastian Vettel, Sebastian Vettel, Sebastian Vettel, Sebastian Vettel, Sebastian Vettel, Sebastian Vettel, Sebastian Vettel, Sebastian Vettel, Sebastian Vettel, Sebastian Vettel, Sebastian Vettel, Sebastian Vettel, Sebastian Vettel, Sebastian Vettel, Sebastian Vettel, Sebastian Vettel, Sebastian Vettel, Sebastian Vettel, Sebastian Vettel, Sebastian Vettel.

    If that’s not correct now it will be in a couple of years. There can’t be many possible designs he hasn’t tried left.

  28. Hi Joe
    My first post.
    Love receiving the blog, great F1 insight and so much more insightful and interesting when compared against the usual F1 news that is regurgitated across the regular press.
    For me, when I think of favourite F1 crash helmet designs I recall a sharp intake of breath when Jean Alessi first walked out with that ‘chrome dome’ design.
    A quick note on GP+
    I took the decision to try out your blog and if I enjoyed this then I would subscribe to GP+. So that is exactly what I will be doing.

    1. This post reminds me…

      I have noticed that UKians “take decisions”, while USians “make decisions”.

      Anybody know what this difference is about?

        1. Well, hell… could be…

          Although, Yank that I am, I had wondered if maybe it implied that those on the old side of the ocean were selecting from among choices presented, while we annoyingly brash ones on the left side of the Atlantic were creating our own choices… please forgive that presumptuousness (although I expect you’re almost-used to it by now…)

      1. Quite! Seriously, at least you could tell who it was. The Hill family helmet design is still the best in my opinion.

  29. Damn! If only I’d seen this post earlier before the answers were up, I’d have a had a go. I spent my early teenage years geekishly decorating the helmets of my Scalextric cars, (using Airfix paint and a toothpick to get the intricate details onto such a small area) with the design of the relevant driver. I had a collection of over 100 cars, dating from the 1950s to the 1980s. I would have struggled with anything post-1989 though, as that was when I discovered girls and beer, and sold the lot at a car boot sale to pay for a holiday in the South of France 🙂

  30. Off topic, but can I just say a big well done and thank you to the new management team at Silverstone. With their current special offer, I’ve just bought tickets to take a family of 5 to the British Grand Prix for £198! Would otherwise have cost £545, meaning that we wouldn’t have gone. Finally, someone taking steps to make F1 more accessible to fans.

  31. I don’t want to get all philosophical and everything but, let’s face it, how many people here would have correctly identified these helmets without the internet? Without looking up I was pleasantly surprised how many I recognised but it was woefully short of the total. Hat’s off to those who completed the quiz (and get a life boys and girls!) but……. it’s basically cheating! No wonder exams are easier to pass these days when the world is at your fingertips, making us instant experts on everything.

    But there again maybe I’m just jealous I didn’t win and get the free GP+! Good quiz Joe, a bit of inter-season fun. Pity CVC/BE/FIA can’t do the same thing occasionally for the fans.

    1. I only struggle on the modern ones. They may be seen ny the drivers as expressions of their individuality but they all look the same. The old ones were simpler and easy to recognisr

  32. just wanted to say I never paid for GP+ before but always read your blog as it is the best place to keep updated on the latest F1 news, and I like your writing style. I did download the free edition you posted last month and it was o good I will be subscribing this year. Keep up the good work!

  33. Got Markus wrong. Thought it was Papa Winkelhock. Nobody else seems to have noticed that the junior Andretti helmet belongs to Marco – not his father, Michael.

  34. I am SO happy that I didn’t get involved in this competition, might I say though that the prize was well worth winning1 Just started my 1st years subscription and if the initial issue is anything to go by, it’s quite the bargain.

    Does anybody know where one can download the F1 race schedule from to load it to Google Calendar?

    For what it’s worth, I think that constantly changing drivers helmet designs is just very confusing and adds little to the product! I just don’t get it!!

  35. Was just trying, trying, being the key word ,to poke fun at myself for the comment, I apologize for any offence, sorry About that no harm meant.
    On a happier note thank you for the challenge.
    Sorry again .

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