Massa, Lauda back helmet design ban

Felipe Massa sees no problem with the FIA's decision to ban helmet design changes during the Formula One season.

So far, news that drivers will be limited to just a single helmet livery per season has been highly controversial.

"I am a fan of consistency," Grand Prix Drivers' Association president Alex Wurz said, "but seriously! What's next? Rules on haircut?"

William driver Massa, however, is not sure what the fuss is about.

"The helmet is your second face," said the Brazilian, who rarely races without his familiar dark blue and incandescent design.

"I don't understand why you need to change it all the time."

Three-time world champion Niki Lauda also agreed that the move was positive for the sport.

"I think the rule makes sense," Lauda told Auto, Motor und Sport.

"Sometimes I can't recognise even my own drivers in the car."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Alexander Wurz , Felipe Massa , Niki Lauda
Article type Breaking news
Tags helmet