The historic Ayrton Senna’s helmet in yellow, green and blue was chosen by the British magazine “Autosport” as the most iconic Formula 1. The site of the prestigious magazine specializing in motoring published a list on Wednesday , with 10 models that marked the category.
In addition to the hull with the colors of the national flag used by Ayrton, were also remembered: the dark blue and red helmet of Emerson Fittipaldi and the red drop of Nelson Piquet. Both were among the most famous 10.
Senna’s helmet design was created by Sid Mosca in the late 1970s, by the Senna’s request. The idea of ??the artist was to exalt the colors of the country and create a sense of speed, with bands in green and blue coming out of the visor. The painting soon became a symbol in karting and accompanied him throughout his successful career in F1.
The subject “helmet” was again subject in Formula 1 because of the possibility of the International Automobile Federation prohibit drivers from using more than one helmet paint per year. The measure can be used to re-create an identity between the pilot and the public, which may be lost over time and with different models used by pilots along the racing season.