Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won his Seventh Driver’s Championship in 2020. This saw him equal the record of most F1 world titles held by Michael Schumacher. This fact has been shown in his design for the 2021 season. He also provided a peak into Mercedes’ potential livery for the 2021 car.
The 2020 season was supposed to take place in March but the Coronavirus pandemic interrupted those plans. This saw the season start in July and only 17 races were held, in a calendar that was limited to Europe and Asia.
Hamilton won 10 out of the 17 races and as a result, romped to his seventh World Championship. He also missed a race in between in Bahrain as he had contracted the Coronavirus.
The Brit’s helmet design was put by Mercedes on its Twitter account. The design as demonstrated in the picture makes for an interesting sight.
This is a variation of the helmet design he had used in 2020 while cantering to the title.
It was also a tribute to Chadwick Boseman, who had died in that period. The purple on the helmet is a tribute to Boseman’s most iconic role as ‘Black Panther’ in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The 2021 design has seven stars along the side to denote his number of World Titles. The black part of the helmet which has the sponsor Monster Energy Drinks will be different from the 2020 one.
The black in the 2020 design was a glossy black to reflect the livery of the car he was driving. The 2021 design saw a matte black finish which is a major hint at the livery the 2021 Mercedes will sport.
Mercedes have also given a hint to that regard. They posted an image that confirmed the matte black livery.
Lewis Hamilton is on the brink of history as he enters the 2021 season. Should he win the 2021 title, he will outright hold the record for most Driver’s Titles.
He had been embroiled in a saga with Mercedes after his contract ended in 2020. The Briton and Mercedes finally agreed to the contract extension in early February. This will see them through to the end of 2021.
His future beyond 2021 has been rife for speculation with many people fearing that this could be his final season in F1.