Lando Norris will don a special helmet design for this weekend’s British Grand Prix designed by six-year-old Eva.
The McLaren sophomore held a special competition in the lead-up to his home race at Silverstone, where fans were encouraged to design his helmet for the weekend.
The winning entry came courtesy of six-year-old Eva Muttram, whose father submitted a hand-coloured design on her behalf that was picked by Norris for Silverstone.
“It reminds me a lot of when I was younger, designing helmets, drawing away, just when I was like five, six, seven years old, printing off hundreds of helmet designs, colouring them in and doing whatever,” Norris said.
“This is the winner. It’s very different to what I’m used to. All this glitz and glamour and sparkly bits and swooshes and cool stuff, I just went with something that reminded me of me when I was young.”
The design sports Norris’ personal logos in the McLaren team colours of papaya orange and blue.
A hand-drawn McLaren team car is painted on the rear of the helmet along with Norris’ name.
“I love it. It’s a lot of white, but at the same time, I just think it’s really cute,” he added.
“I like the colours, and it’s very original. Thank you very much Eva.”
2020 also marks the first season in recent past where drivers are permitted more freedom with their helmet design, making more sizeable changes across the course of the season.
Thousands of entries reportedly submitted a design with Norris saying it has led him to running more fan-based competitions in the future.
“Hopefully in some other races we can do more of this and run some more competitions and stuff,” Norris concluded.