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In motorsport, a helmet holds crucial importance and is never neglected by any driver during a race, as no driver wishes to risk their life in any road disaster, particularly in racing.

Recently Oscar Piastri of McLaren has unveiled his headgear for his home race in Melbourne, Australia which will be conducted on the 24th of March.

Oscar has used a “multi-color helmet featuring his car number 84 on top and the Australian flag” since his karting days.

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However, ahead of two races in the 2024 F1 Season, the Aussie has decided to change the helmet’s designs, giving it an all-new look depicting scenes of the Australian wilderness with kangaroos and trees, paying tribute to his country.

The helmet is in papaya colors, reflecting his team McLaren.

In his first race of 2024, Oscar secured 8th place behind Lewis Hamilton, earning 4 points for the team.

In the second race, the driver’s performance was a symphony of speed and precision.

He qualified 5th at the pole and finished the race fourth, contributing valuable points to his team.

Let’s know more about Piastris helmet details for the upcoming Australian GP

Oscar Piastri Unveils Stunning Headgear for the Australian GP

The 22-year-old driver revealed his new headgear on social media platform X, showcasing a tribute to his country Australia with Australian kangaroos printed on the helmet in black and orange shades.

Piastri’s performance during the Saudi Arabian GP impressed many McLaren fans. Despite facing several difficulties overtaking some drivers on the track, including Lewis Hamilton, he scored a significant 12 points, leading the team’s competition in the constructors championship.

In Jeddah, Hamilton was among four drivers who didn’t stop under the early safety car, moving up to third place.

However, he fell to fifth as Sergio Perez and Charles Leclerc both passed him easily. Piastri, who was stuck behind Leclerc, couldn’t find a way past Hamilton for 25 laps.

Finally, when Hamilton pitted for his mandatory stop, Piastri ran wide while trying to overtake him at turn one and had to give back the position.

McLaren team boss Andrea Stella was pretty impressed by the driver’s performance, he said

“He managed to gain one more place [from fifth on the grid], in what was a very clean and solid race, staying out of trouble, being quick but also patient when you have to be.

“His consistency from a racing and mental point of view is strong, and the way that he just stays calm and makes sure he uses the full extent of his talent, I think is his strongest characteristic.”

There are high chances that McLaren will shift their focus from Lando Norris, their primary driver, to Oscar due to his performance. If McLaren manages to smoothen their MCL38 for the upcoming races, they will not be left behind in scoring podiums for the upcoming races.

Exploring Piastri’s Cutting-Edge 2024 Racing Helmet Design

In a YouTube video, Piastri himself explains how he designed his helmet according to his style, including the paint and shades used.

The helmet features a drinks tube, which every driver must have, allowing them to drink water while racing. Additionally, it includes a visor with a transparent sheet, allowing the driver to remove the thin layer if the visor gets wet or dirty due to dust, ensuring clear vision to continue racing.

The helmet also has air vents on top to facilitate proper breathing and prevent strong winds from causing breathing difficulties by allowing airflow to pass through them.

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Gaurang is a writer at the SportsOrbit covering articles related to F1,Gaurang was 14 when he cared more about playing football than studying. But when COVID hit and he had to stay home, he discovered Formula 1. It immediately caught his interest. Since then, he's been really into Formula 1, watching every race and learning all about it. He still loves football, but now he's also a big fan of Formula 1, especially Lewis Hamilton. Even though he loves racing, he still looks up to Cristiano Ronaldo as his idol.