Lewis Hamilton has shown off his Indian GP-inspired helmet design

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton has unveiled a special Indian-inspired helmet design he will run at this weekend’s Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit.

The Mercedes-bound driver has traditionally run customised designs at the Monaco and British Grands Prix, but also took the opportunity to try a new colour scheme.

The design features the Ashok Chakra, the navy-blue 24-spoke wheel that appears in the centre of the Indian national flag and represents the eternal wheel of law and peaceful change.

Displayed atop the helmet are six Indian-inspired graphics, as well as a Hindi phrase, which translates into “Believe in yourself enough, and anything is possible.”

Hamilton has also changes much of the colour scheme from his predominantly yellow design, giving his helmet the ‘Holi’ treatment in deference to the religious festival celebrated by India’s Hindus in spring, commonly termed the ‘festival of colours’.

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