Inside Motorsports Vol. 1 2018/Q1 - Part I - Page 13

1980's: Al ain Pr ost 's Hel met Hel met of t he er a hist or y and anal yzis I n t he '80s not so much changed ar ound hel met s: i nner ar ea became even mor e comf or t abl e, vent i l l at i on i mpr oved, and wi t h t he r adi o connect i on's i nt r oduct i on, hel met s got posi t i on f or usi ng i t . I t was i mpor t ant - al t hough not f r om t he saf et y poi nt of vi ew - t hat hand pai nt ed desi gns became r eal l y common, and i t became one of t he dr i ver 's uni que mar ks. I 'm sur e many of You can st i l l r ecogni ze Ni gel Mansel l , Nel son Pi quet , Al ai n Pr ost , Ayr t on Senna, St ef an Bel l of and ot her dr i ver s, j ust by l ooki ng at t he hel met desi gn! Funny t hi ng i s t her e was at l east one si t uat i on, when Your r ecogni t i on was r i ght , but t he dr i ver You t hought wear i ng t he hel met was somebody el se, and not who t he desi gn suggest ed! :)