Lewis Hamilton Explains Inspiration Behind Stunning New Helmet for 2021 F1 Season

Published 03/13/2021, 5:10 AM EST
SHANGHAI, CHINA: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of China at Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)


The fans of F1 are always keen on finding out what their favorite driver’s lids for the season will look like and what the story behind them will be. Drivers usually use their helmets to remind themselves or meaningful messages or to honor people that inspire them. Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton is no different.

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He recently unveiled his helmet for the 2021 season and also revealed the message behind it.

Lewis Hamilton inspired by crystals for his new helmet

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As he prepares for the 2021 season in the sport, the 36-year-old wants to be in a calm state of mind as well as in spirit. He also wants to keep his feet on the ground as looks to grab another world title.

Hamilton wrote, “I’m constantly searching for peace and harmony in both my mind, body and spirit. This helmet is inspired by the crystal Amethyst, to keep me grounded and bring me peace and tranquility.”

The British driver is well aware of the battle he will have to face in the season ahead; talented drivers such, Max Verstappen, Daniel Ricciardo, and his teammate, Valtteri Bottas stand in his way of the title. Thus, not only he has to be mentally prepared but also keep calm and patient, for the journey that awaits him is quite long.

The Knight only extended for a year with the Silver Arrows

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Mercedes‘s number 44 only signed a one-year extension for this team. While there was significant speculation over the “weird” duration of the contract, Hamilton had a genuine reason behind it.

During the launch, he said, “Firstly, I’m kind of in a fortunate position where I’ve achieved most of the stuff I wanted to achieve up until this point, so there’s no real need necessarily to plan too far ahead in the future. We’re living through an unusual period of time in life and I just wanted one year.

“Then we can talk about if we do more, and keep adding it [by] one if we have to.”

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP looks on in the Paddock during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

With pre-season testing underway, it won’t be long before we get to see the full action of F1. As Hamilton looks to dominate the track again in 2021, will he be able to keep his cool and stay optimistic for the season ahead?

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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