Norris to use helmet designed by young fan for F1 British GP

Norris reveals special helmet design for British GP

Lando Norris will race at this weekend's British Grand Prix with a special helmet designed by a six-year-old after running a competition for fans.

Despite being a big name in the world of Formula 1, Norris has also been making his name as a streamer on Twitch, most recently dabbling in Call of Duty battle royale Warzone and, obviously, F1 2020.

Back in March, Norris launched a competition where fans could submit their own helmet designs - with the chosen victor being the McLaren driver's helmet for this weekend.

"Eva was the victor, six years old, who came up with a very original design, one that really brought me back to when I was five, six, seven, growing up, creating all of my own designs, my own helmets with just normal colouring pencils and pens, nothing to do with photoshop or anything like that", explained Norris.

"Hungary was much better already than the Red Bull Ring race - round two", Norris said. "That's what I would love to do because there's so many cool designs from everyone".

The cute design featured Norris' trademark logo as well as a drawing of the British driver in his McLaren auto.

"This is the victor". It's very original, there's none of this design stuff trying to make it look all glitz and glamoury.

"I like the colours, and it's very original".

Writing on his Instagram post, Norris added: "My helmet design for this weekend!"

However, Norris wasn't yet relieved as drivers undergo more strain in qualifying and on race day. "It wasn't something that we could just fix, it's something that we think is going to take time", Norris explains.

Norris, who was voted 2019's rookie of the year, is now third in the drivers' championship.

Norris in particular had a growing fanbase and at one point he managed to attract over 100,000 concurrent viewers on the streaming platform.

He followed that up with a fifth-place finish the following week which has left him fourth in the F1 standings - ahead of the likes of Alex Albon and Charles Leclerc.



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