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As a part of the FIA’s new mantra of helping fans and spectators follow the sport it has been announced that Mid season helmet design changes will be banned for the 2015 season so that fans can more easily identify the drivers.

“The FIA is keen to have stability so people can identify who is in the car,” an FIA source told the Reuters news agency.

“The new phenomenon of drivers changing helmet every few races isn’t helping.”

Four-time Sebastian Vettel has used over 50 helmet designs during his Formula One career and is one of the drivers who is likely to be most affected by the new rules.

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The initial reaction on social media was not generally positive from both current and former drivers as well as many fans who apreciate the special designs, usually aimed at promationg a cause or to celebrate a special occation.

“I am a fan of consistency,” former F1 driver Alex Wurz said on Twitter, “but seriously! What’s next? Rules on haircut?”

What are your thoughts on this new rule? Will it help you follow the sport or is it simply taking away some of the character and fun? Let us know in the commens.


Roger Baillie (@Rojn8r)

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Roger Baillie
Brought up in a world of Mini's, road trips, rallying and tinkering it is unsurprising that among my passions, since I can remember, cars have been something very special to me. The way they look, the way they smell and especially the way the sound. This passion has grown over the years from a spectator's seat at Formula 1 and WRC events to active participation in events such as the Cannonball Run NZ and Stance Off Events. My current love affair is with a slightly tuned Mk4 Golf GTI which brings me nothing but joy on the road. This love for driving and cars has led me start a Podcast dedicated to my love of driving called Drive Life NZ where I hope to share my story while exploring the varied stories of other enthusiasts. Dispelling the myths surrounding car people and celebrating our diversity.


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