As has become tradition in recent years when launch season is in full swing, Daniel Ricciardo has made an unveiling of his own, as he showcased the design of his new helmet ahead of the 2022 F1 season.

    The McLaren driver – who has raced with a new helmet every year since 2019 – took to social media to reveal the design of his new lid, created by British artist Nicolai Sclater, who works under the moniker Ornamental Conifer.

    The helmet features a peach colour all round, with the words ‘Present Momentum’ graffitied on the top, a reference that Ricciardo explained in a video on Instagram was all about “being present in the moment”. Along with that, the #3 – Ricciardo’s racing number – is painted on the side.

    READ MORE: Ricciardo made Member of the Order of Australia in country’s 2022 Honours list

    The Australian – entering his second season with McLaren – will be hoping that the new lid brings more success than in 2021 when, despite winning at Monza, Ricciardo endured a mixed year in terms of results as he got up to speed with his new team.

    He will again be driving alongside Lando Norris this season for the team from Woking, who are set to launch their 2022 F1 car, the MCL36, on February 11.

    Image courtesy of McLaren’s Twitter page