Red Bull’s Aussie star has toned down his de­sign a lit­tle as he’s got ‘older’ but the wild honey badger still re­fuses to go away

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Dan Ric­cia­rdo’s hel­met de­sign

It seems as you get older you go for some­thing more clean. In my first year with Red Bull I ran more orange, but ran a white one in Austin in 2014 and I liked it, so went with white as a base. Then I went white and faded it into an elec­tric blue as it looked cool, clean and summery. I used to have a de­sign on the top, but now I’ve got my logo and num­ber and a bit of hon­ey­comb de­tail.

On the back I’ve got the honey badger – that’s cool, I like that – and a lit­tle quote above it. For years I had ‘What would he do?’, and other phrases like ‘My time’, ‘What­ever it takes’ and ‘Let’s get it’. It’s just a lit­tle some­thing to get me jacked up as when I put on the hel­met it’s nor­mally the last thing I see. And fi­nally, at the chin, I’ve got a sub­tle South­ern Cross to rep­re­sent Aus­tralia. I’ve al­ways had a flag or some­thing there – like a de­sign – for Aus­tralia.

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