Hamilton reveals Senna-inspired 2017 helmet

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Lewis Hamilton's 2017 helmet has landed!

The three-time Formula One world champion held a competition to design his headwear for the forthcoming season, as he bids to reclaim the crown he lost to now-retired team-mate Nico Rosberg last year.

Hamilton revealed the winner of the contest via social media on Wednesday, and the new design features a heavy Brazilian influence - a tribute to his hero Ayrton Senna.

The three stars to mark his trio of drivers' titles remain in situ from the 2016 helmet, while the "candy apple red" that provided the trim last year is featured more prominently.

 

Here it is. The winning helmet design, a creation by Raí Caldato - @caldatodesign from Brazil. Raí evolves my layout by adding new stripe elements on the sides. As a tribute to my hero, Ayrton Senna the helmet features the colours of Brazil - green, yellow and blue. These are accompanied with the 3 stars that represent my Championship wins. There's yellow throughout that reminds me of my helmets in the past. The candy apple red balances with the yellow very well. Raí, I look forward to meeting you in person to present you with your prize! Thank you all for entering this competition, I'm taken back by your creativity. ?? #LH44Design #TeamLH #Blessed @mercedesamgf1 @bellhelmetseurope #bellhelmetseurope T&C's: http://lewis.social/TCs

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The F1 season kicks off on March 26 in Australia.