Could Sebastian Vettel Be Debuting a Special F1 Helmet at the Turkish GP?

Published 10/07/2021, 8:45 AM EDT
NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JULY 15: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Aston Martin F1 Team looks on as the prototype for the 2022 F1 season is unveiled during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on July 15, 2021 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)


During the course of the ongoing F1 season, helmets have become quite the topic for conversation. All F1 drivers value their helmets quite fondly, which they have shown in various helmet designs. In addition, they also debuted special one-off designs for certain races, a category which Sebastian Vettel may join.

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Sebastian Vettel likely to debut special helmet this weekend

During his F1 career, Vettel sported many different helmets. On joining Aston Martin this year, the German sported a pink helmet which featured the colors of the German flag on the back.

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Earlier today, he was spotted leaving his Aston Martin road car with a box on top. This could indicate the four-time world champion will don a special one-off helmet for the Turkish Grand Prix this weekend. Given the helmet designs he used in various stages of his career, this could add a level of excitement for Vettel‘s fans.

The 2021 F1 season saw its fair share of changes in the calendar. In April, the Turkish Grand Prix replaced the Canadian Grand Prix due to COVID related difficulties in the North American country. However, a few weeks later, the former saw itself struck out from the calendar owing to its red list status in UK’s travel restrictions.

Later on, the cancellation of the Singapore Grand Prix saw Turkey return to the calendar, with the Australian Grand Prix’s cancellation reducing the number of races to 22.

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Can Vettel return to the points in Istanbul?

Although the four-time world champion found his confidence after the Monaco Grand Prix, he struggled to keep the momentum going after the summer break. In the last four races, Vettel scored just five points, all of which came at the rain-stricken Belgian Grand Prix.

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – JULY 29: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Aston Martin F1 Team walks the track during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on July 29, 2021 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

However, Vettel can find encouragement in his performance at this track last year. In a chaotic race, the German finished third after executing a strong drive from P12 on the starting grid. Whether Aston Martin can find enough pace to break into the top 10 this weekend, only time will tell.

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 & US Sports News Author at EssentiallySports. He began following F1 since 2010, which made him an instant Sebastian Vettel fan. His favorite tracks on the calendar include Spa-Francorchamps, Monaco and Monza.

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