Fernando Alonso has become the latest driver to reveal his 2018 helmet design.
In a departure to his recent lid designs, the new offering is all blue, with the red and yellow colours from the Spanish flag incorporated on the back of the helmet.
The darker blue matches that of the details on McLaren’s 2017 Indy 500 car, leading many to speculate that their 2018 F1 car – the MCL33 – will also feature similar styling. Teaser videos have suggested that the car is predominantly papaya orange, with a black halo.
In other Alonso-related news, the Spaniard recieved a rude awakening this morning, when he was visited by an anti-doping inspector at 6am.
Alonso will have a busy schedule in 2018, as he juggles his F1 duties with a maiden season in the World Endurance Championship. McLaren will reveal their 2018 car on Friday.
Nicky Haldenby is a freelance writer from Scarborough, England. After graduating from the University of Hull in 2015 with a First Class honours degree in English Language and Literature, Nicky, a lifelong fan of Formula 1, founded the Lights Out F1 Blog in 2016. Now in its fourth season, the blog has become a firm fan-favourite, delving deep into the sport’s history books and lifting the cover on unusual F1 statistics. Nicky also writes at F1Destinations, and sister site GPDestinations, where he shares regular race previews and articles focussed around the latest in Formula 1 calendar and venue news. In 2017 and 2018, he wrote for Badger GP. Nicky can also be heard regularly as a guest on various Formula 1 radio shows and podcasts.