ME AND MY LID
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
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.