All the new F1 helmet designs for Austrian GP 2024

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Daniel Ricciardo will pay an emotional tribute to his journey from karting to Formula 1 at the 2024 Austrian GP as the RB driver brings a new F1 helmet to the Red Bull Ring to celebrate his 250th race.

The 34-year-old winner of the 2021 Italian Grand Prix made his debut 13 years ago with the HRT team as part of Red Bull‘s development program as he went on to drive for Toro Rosso, Red Bull, where he won eight times from 2014-2018, Renault and McLaren.

Often tipped as a future world champion, the drivers’ championship trophy has evaded him throughout his career despite the success of Red Bull either side of his time there as they won four titles from 2010-2013 and three from 2021-2023, and he’s now on a different path as he rebuilds his reputation.

The special helmet will be a call back to his karting days, and will feature blue/pink stripes in a similar pattern to tiger stripers, whilst white acts as the base colour for the lid. Decorating the top is a subtle number “3”, his driver number and towards the cheek side are his initials, DR.

β€œI’ve got many reasons to be excited about Austria,” Ricciardo said when announcing the one off helmet. “It’s my 250th F1 Grand Prix, which is pretty wild.

“I’m going to run a special helmet design for this weekend, which should be fun and it’s a home race for Red Bull, at the Red Bull Ring, so there’s always a lot of support there. It’s good for the team, for the brand, it’s a special one.

“We’ll be looking to try and turn things around after Barcelona. We don’t have much time as it’s a Sprint weekend with only one practice, so we must really hit the ground running. We’re ready for it!”

Daniel Ricciardo helmet for the 2024 Austrian Grand Prix

His decision to join McLaren to partner Lando Norris for 2021 seemed to be a match made in heaven but the time at Woking quickly turned hellish as he failed to get to grips with the unusual braking characteristics of their cars which culminated in his contract being bought out at the end of 2022.

Zak Brown‘s team shopped elsewhere for a new second driver and Ricciardo was left without a drive, before being taken in by AlphaTauri/RB where he now looks to get back to form and looks to find his way back to being Max Verstappen‘s teammate at the “big team”.

Regardless of the sudden change in his career path after the end of 2020, the ever-smiling, popular personality is celebrating his successes after going from the city of Perth to a Monaco Grand Prix winner, highlighting how important perspective can be sometimes.

Here is Daniel Ricciardo‘s new F1 helmet for the 2024 Austrian GP:

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