Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time F1 champion, has once again turned heads with his latest helmet design. The all-chrome look has left fans impressed, drawing comparisons to the iconic chromed-out helmets of French house music duo Daft Punk.
Fans React to the Design
As pictures of Hamilton's helmet circulated online, fans couldn't help but express their excitement:
- "The Daft Punk helmet!"
- "This must be Daft Punk inspired, mega!"
- "So Daft Punk is a trio now."
- "Daft Hamilton or Lewis Punk?"
- "Absolutely astonishing, looks fire."
- "Lewis HamilTRON."
Hamilton Struggles in Qualifying
Despite his striking helmet design, Hamilton faced a disappointing qualifying session for the Japanese Grand Prix. In contrast to his rival Max Verstappen, who claimed pole position, Hamilton finished seventh with a lap time over a second slower than Verstappen.
Hamilton played down his chances of winning the race, citing a "bad day" and struggles with the car's balance:
"It was a really bad day, to be honest. A real struggle out there. [We were] a long way off, two seconds off in the first session and over a second off in the second. We're working away at just trying to fix the car's balance. We'll work on it overnight and turn it around for tomorrow, but we definitely won't be winning this weekend! If I in particular can move further up the order so I can at least back up George, who did a not-such-a-bad lap… yeah, tough one."
Impressive Results for McLaren
In contrast to Hamilton's performance, his former team McLaren had a strong showing in qualifying. Rookie Oscar Piastri secured an impressive second-place position, while Lando Norris finished in third.
Hamilton's Love for Striking Helmet Designs
This is not the first time Lewis Hamilton has wowed fans with his helmet designs. Over the years, he has embraced unique and eye-catching designs, making his headgear stand out on the track.