Heidfeld’s Helmdesigner

BMW’s Nick Heidfeld has launched a competition so that fans can design his helmet graphics for the forthcoming German GP.

Head on over to his official site to check out the details, or marvel at my two minute effort here and wonder how you could possibly do better.


“The purpose of this competition is to allow my fans to give free rein to their artistic talents in coming up with a suitable design for my outing at the Nurburgring,” explains Nick.

The prize is not only that the winner’s helmet get made up for Nick to wear during the German Grand Prix, but that the winner will also get to go over and present it to him, before Heidfeld starts first practice on the Friday, July 10.

The helmet will then be given to German channel RTL so that they can auction it off during a charity show – similar to that of Children in Need.

“I’m also keen that the competition should have a useful outcome and help a good cause,” says Nick. “That’s why we’ve offered this unique helmet for auction as part of the RTL ‘Spendenmarathon’. I’m obviously hopeful that the auction raises lots of funds for this worthwhile project on behalf of needy children.”

Go on, give it a punt. But don’t take any inspiration from that awful zip-up hoodie he’s wearing…

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I can see Timo Glock using this as an excuse…

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I like that idea – the competition that is – and I’d certainly love to have a go, but where do you find inspiration to design a helmet?

Would it be immature to just suggest a giant cock over the top like a go faster stripe?

Aha, maybe this will help? http://www.jensonbutton.c om/#/DesignAHelmet/

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Ok, I’m thinking big German flag – bottom third of helmet yellow, middle red, top black – with a map of the entire Nurburgring (F1 & Nordschleife) going round the top of the helmet in white, with sponsors or a big BMW logo in the middle of it perhaps, and maybe towards the back, the flag could get covered up by white stars or slashy lines (as in like the pointy lines on the side of Nissan’s GT-R GT500) that blend the flag into a white back with BMW written on it, plus a few more sponsors. If the white ‘ring map overlaps with the white back, then the bit that does can be black.

Maybe. I’m not sure it would be the best helmet design ever, but it might work.

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pardon the shouting

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@moonman79 agreed also

at least all 10 current teams are in, sort of.
But no prodvrie, no lola, that’s bad, real bad.
I mean, has anyone ever heard the likes of Campos and Manor… ???

P.S. Mosley, it’s high time for you to quit, now!!!!

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I would design a giant : “I SMACKED MOSLEYS ASS” on it.
Then see how much it gets at the auction.(probably more than you d need to get another team into F-1) ;)

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Nick, stop promoting, start driving!

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Is he still in F1 ??

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who will be driving for the new teams

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buttons done this for his helmet this weekend! i think he did it last year aswell

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