1981 Mario Andretti Alfa Romeo Race Used Formula 1 Helmet
A great Nava helmet worn by racing legend Mario Andretti in the 1981 Formula 1 season.
The Italian-born American one of the most successful Americans in the history of the motorsport. Formula1 World Champion and four times IndyCar Champion, he is also one of only two drivers to have won races in Formula One, IndyCar, World Sportscar Championship and NASCAR (the other being Dan Gurney). He also won races in midget cars, and sprint cars.
This rare Nava helmet was worn by Andretti during the 1981 Formula 1 season while driving for the Marlboro Team Alfa Romeo in a V12 powered Alfa Romeo 179C. The helmet has been photo-matched to being used at least three races during the season. This Italian made Nava helmet are easily recognisable due to the larger than usual eyeport. It has been painted in the ‘Andretti family’ iconic design. The silver base color has a thick red edged in blue chevron stripe running from the back over the top ending just after its crown. Andretti’s name is on both sides in blue. There is a Marlboro Chevron Decal to the front top and a Misura decal o the chin. The visor has Nava branding and faded red Duct Tape used as a sun strip still attached. The helmet also has Andretti’s blood group Dymo label to the back and still retains its original radio and pop-off fitting.
This helmet was a part of the Ron Burton Collection.