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Gilles Villeneuve Helmet

eBay find of the day: collectable Gilles Villeneuve helmet

The 1977 British Grand Prix was most famous for being the place of debut for Gilles Villeneuve, who drove the round for Marlboro McLaren before kick starting his time with Ferrari in 1978. This awesome …

Niki Lauda

Illustrations: 1970s Formula 1 Helmets

Illustrations by Paul Laguette
I have a soft spot in my heart for the motorsport aesthetics of the ’70s. The cars were getting bigger, faster and more bombastic, while the liveries, promotion and branding maintained an …

castel-helmet

Gear: Ruby Castel full face helmet

The Ruby Castel is for those of you who like a little luxury, whilst looking a little retro.

Ayrton Senna World Champion

Gear: The Great Helmet Designs of McLaren’s World Champion Drivers in 1:2 Scale

Although these days they tend to be redesigned, tweeted and Facebooked seemingly multiple times between each practice session, a driver’s helmet is one of their most significant brands, and the helmet designs of the golden …

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Vergne pays tribute to Cevert at Monaco with retro helmet

Formula 1 star Jean-Eric Vergne is paying tribute to French Formula 1 legend Francois Cevert, by utilising his famous red, blue and yellow striped helmet design at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Vettel Monaco helmet

Photo Gallery: Vettel’s Stirling Moss inspired Monaco helmet

Sebastian Vettel is paying homage to the great Sir Stirling Moss at Monaco this weekend, with this awesome retro helmet design. Featuring images of Stirling’s against the odds 1961 Monaco victory on top, the most …

1970s F1 Driver helmets

Illustration: 1970s F1 Driver helmets & signatures

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James Hunt Helmet Kimi Raikkonen

Photo Gallery: Vergne and Raikkonen pay tribute to Hunt and Alesi at Monaco

Check out these super cool tribute helmets being worn by Jean-Eric Vergne and Kimi Raikkonen at Monaco this weekend.

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Photo Gallery: Remembering a legend – Gilles Villeneuve

Thirty years ago this week, motorsport lost a genuine hero. Much has been said – and will be – written about Gilles Villeneuve, but we like to be a bit different here at MotorsportRetro.com.

Hamilton Senna helmet

Video: Hamilton salutes Senna with tribute helmet for Brazilian GP

Lewis Hamilton will wear a special tribute helmet inspired by his hero, Ayrton Senna, at tonight’s Brazilian Grand Prix.

Ayrton Senna

Race in Retro Style: Senna Formula One Helmets

Historic motorsport is thriving, with wonderful events that range from small club meets to massive international extravaganzas held all around the world each month. There is a drive for every budget, and plenty of suitably …