2016 Lewis Hamilton Race Worn British Grand Prix Helmet
This Bell HP7 EVO helmet was worn by Lewis Hamilton during the running of the 2016 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Hamilton would dominate the event by qualifying on pole position then leading from start to chequered flag to win the fifty two lap rain soaked event.
The helmet differs from Hamilton’s other helmet designs during the 2016 season. For the British event Hamilton added image of open armed Christ the Redeemer to the back of his helmet. The rest of the design is on a white base with metallic red side flashes and with a black ring running around the top of the helmet edged with a yellow graphics. It has the three stars either side signifying Hamilton’s three championship wins of the time. To the rear and as well as the Christ Image are the worlds “Still I Rise” and ‘Ham’ (an abbreviation of his name) in a red flash. Hamilton’s logos and race number 44 and all other major team sponsors logos decals have been applied.
The helmet shows signs of use with small chips and marks to the paintwork and track dust/grime in the upper air vent covers. The inner protection foam covering also has usage marks.