We went behind the visor with Trident’s Pedro Piquet to discuss the design of his helmet and delve into the back-story of where it all began.

The young Brazilian discusses the reasons behind electing to race with the same design as his father, Nelson Piquet, and why he loves the more simplistic styles of the 70s and 80s.

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“When I started karting, I used this same design, but I was originally changing the colours quite a bit. It was in 2015 that I switched to the current style of red and white and I have kept it ever since.

“It is the same design that my father used his whole career, it is a pretty simple one and for me, it is nicer to have designs this way. The problem with having a really complicated design that changes a lot is that it makes you less recognisable. That is one of the reasons why I am such a big fan of the designs from the 70s and 80s, which were quite simple.

“I live with my father and I spend a lot of days with him and he is a big inspiration for me. My brother uses the same design as well, but he changes the colours all of the time. Whereas, I prefer to just keep the plain red and white. For me, it sticks out really well. Even my team manager says that it is pretty good because you can see it even when you are going really fast on track.

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“There are three drops on the top and sides - they don’t really have any meaning, they are just drops. My dad had it made in the 70s and it was made for him by a friend of his and he kept it this way. Some people say that it is a tennis ball because he played tennis, but it isn't actually really anything, it is just a drop.

“There are stripes around it and in the middle and the black is carbon, which is a nice material for helmets. It is a simple design and I hope to keep using it for the rest of my career, because for me, it is really important for a driver to be recognised from the design that he uses.

“Maybe one day, for some reason I have to change it and re-paint my helmet, but I hope not. If it was for a good cause, I would do it, but I hope I can stick with these colours.”