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Illustrations: 1970s Formula 1 Helmets

Submitted by on September 13, 2013

James Hunt

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 understated cool.

Jo Siffert

And F1 drivers wore their helmets with pride, refining and evolving a design over the course of their career rather than swapping it up seemingly between practice, qualifying and the race.

Nelson Piquet

These helmets, by illustrator Paul Laguette, focus on the Formula 1 helmets of the ’70s, illustrating the artwork in Mario Andretti, François Cevert, Emerson Fittipaldi, James Hunt, Jody Scheckter, Niki Lauda, Nelson Piquet and Jo Siffert’s Formula 1 helmets.

Illustrations by Paul Laguette

Mario Andretti Niki Lauda François Cevert Emerson Fittipaldi Jody Scheckter

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