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GALLERY: Check out the special season-ending Abu Dhabi GP helmet designs from Vettel, Gasly, Alonso and more

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 18: Pierre Gasly of France and Scuderia AlphaTauri poses

Abu Dhabi plays host to the 2022 F1 season finale, and drivers up and down the grid have been using this weekend as the last chance to unveil some unique helmet designs – with many using the opportunity to pay tribute to a certain retiring four-time champion.

Sebastian Vettel

In his final race as a Formula 1 driver, Vettel is rocking his usual design with a twist. Vettel had asked fans to bid for a space to have their picture on his Abu Dhabi helmet. The money raised will go to charity, and while not all the supporters could make it onto the helmet, they would be on his website. An incredible thought from a great of the sport.

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Fernando Alonso

Alonso and Vettel have been a part of some of the most memorable moments in Formula 1 history, not least their down-to-the-wire championship battles in 2010 and 2012. This weekend, Alonso is sporting a helmet with a similar design to his great rival, with a simple thank you message to Vettel.

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Mick Schumacher

Schumacher and Vettel have shared a great friendship for many years and since the Haas driver joined the sport in 2021, the two have often been by each other’s side. So, in tribute to his mentor and friend, Schumacher, like Alonso, is rocking a helmet with a similar design to Vettel’s, in what is also his final race with Haas.

Lando Norris

Norris has swapped his usual bright yellow colours for a darker green number that is sure to sparkle under the lights in Abu Dhabi. Like many others, Norris also has a thank you message for the departing Vettel on the top. Who can forget that picture of a younger Norris with Vettel all those years ago?

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Carlos Sainz

If you have any trouble finding Sainz this weekend, just have a look out for one of the red helmets that is sparkling under the Abu Dhabi lights. The Spaniard's helmet still features similar colours to his usual lid, but with an added glittery element this weekend.

Pierre Gasly

In his final race as an AlphaTauri driver, Pierre Gasly will be wearing a helmet that fuses the past with the present. It is a mix of his first and most recent helmet as an AlphaTauri driver, along with a thank you message to his team ahead of his departure to Alpine.

Daniel Ricciardo

In his final race with McLaren, Ricciardo can be seen out on track with a futuristic gold-chromed helmet, with a Honey Badger on the back. As the Australian is without a seat for 2023 and rumoured to be heading to Red Bull as a reserve driver, he says the helmet is a nod to the future and what is to come.

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Charles Leclerc

The former Ferrari Driver Academy member is wearing a helmet that shows his appreciation for his team this weekend. The Monegasque racer revealed a new chrome helmet recently that has every member of the team's name etched into the Italian flag at the top, as a token of his appreciation for their hard work.

Kevin Magnussen

Another driver with a chrome helmet this weekend is Kevin Magnussen, with the Dane rocking a metallic silver and blue pattern on his lid, that also has his race number on the top. With the sparkles all around, it's sure to glisten under the lights.

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Zhou Guanyu

The last driver sporting a new helmet design this weekend is Zhou. The Alfa Romeo racer can be seen rocking a flowery blue design that's reminiscent of Ming dynasty porcelain.



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