So what helmet scheme did Sebastian Vettel unveil this weekend?

Take a look at the lids being worn by all 24 of this year’s Formula 1 racing drivers. Some have remained essentially unchanged from previous years, while others – hello, Heikki Kovalainen – have undergone a more radical transformation.

Which is your favourite, and whose design fell a little bit flat? Post your comments below…

Sebastian Vettel Mark Webber
Serial helmet painter Sebastian Vettel pays tribute to the venue Webber’s Aussie-themed lid is shown with the subtle Australian flag under the visor
Jenson Button Lewis Hamilton
Jenson Button’s helmet remains virtually unchanged. Classic and truly British. Lewis Hamilton’s helmet has a nod to the Australian location
Fernando Alonso Felipe Massa
Fernando Alonso’s colour scheme pays tribute to his Asturian roots Felipe Massa’s design is also unchanged, sporting Brazil’s national colours
Michael Schumacher Nico Rosberg
Michael Schumacher acknowledges the Chinese ‘Year of the Dragon’ in 2012 Nico Rosberg’s has had subtle changes, with more grey in this year’s scheme
Romain Grosjean Kimi Raikkonen
Romain Grosjean has continued the colour combination he ran last year in GP2 Kimi’s gone for a completely new look to mark his return to F1
Paul di Resta Nico Hulkenberg
Paul Di Resta has kept the same scheme, competing for the grid’s ‘most colourful helmet’ award A major change for Hulkenberg, who has opted for Force India’s orange in his colour scheme
Sergio Perez Kamui Kobayashi
Sergio Perez has again stuck with the lurid colour palette Kamui Kobayashi has steered towards a redder scheme, no doubt showing his Japanese roots
Daniel Ricciardo Jean-Eric Vergne
The paymaster’s logo is prominent on Ricciardo’s helmet design Rookie driver Verge will be hard to distinguish from team-mate Ricciardo
Pastor Maldonado Bruno Senna
Maldonado still flies the Venezuelan colours, but with a darker background Senna’s tribute to his uncle’s iconic helmet. And in a Williams this year…
Heikki Kovalainen Vitaly Petrov
Heikki Kovalainen’s Angry Birds motif will polarise fans. We think it’s inspired Vitaly Petrov flies the flag as Russia’s first F1 driver. How will he fare at Caterham?
Narain Karthikeyan Pedro de la Rosa
Some subtle colour changes for Karthikeyan, who proudly shows off his Indian roots De la Rosa has used the same helmet design since his F1 debut in 1999
Timo Glock Charles Pic
Timo Glock has introduced more colour into his helmet design this year F1 debutant Charles Pic sports the French colours. The Eifel Tower is a nice touch



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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.
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