Mark Webber will run a revised colour scheme on his helmet for the 2012 season

Ahead of his home grand Prix, Mark Webber has hinted that he will tweak his helmet design to have a more Australian theme, which he will keep for the entire 2012 Formula 1 season.

Since he made his debut ten years ago at Albert Park with the Minardi team – a race in which he famously scored points on debut – Webber’s helmet design has remained the same: predominantly blue, with flashes of red and yellow.

WebberBy contrast, his 2012 championship peers such as Fernando Alonso, Heikki Kovalainen, Kimi Räikkönen and (most prevalently) Sebastian Vettel have all radically transformed their helmet designs over the course of their Grand Prix careers.
“I’ve incorporated more of an Australian theme into my helmet, which I’ve be using for the whole year, not just in Australia,” Webber is quoted as saying.

“This will be my eleventh Australian Grand Prix and I can’t wait to get started. The Grand Prix is one of the best sporting events that we have in Australia. It’s great to see the support and Australian flags in the crowd.”

Webber will show off his new helmet scheme during the Drivers’ Photo Session on Thursday.

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.