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Remember when... Hamilton's Petronas helmet was banned

In the run-up to the start of pre-season testing Motorsport Week brings you left-field reflections and stories of teams, drivers and reserves that will be part of the Formula 1 paddock in 2019. Lewis Hamilton stuck to a predominantly yellow helmet design for the early stages of his Formula 1 career but for 2014 moved to a white approach, just as Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg also moved away from the colour for a fierce black scheme. Hamilton had already run one-off designs during his career, but not to the extent of rival Sebastian Vettel, whose regular changes – retiring a scheme after it won a race – frustrated some fans. As some other drivers also began to regularly alter...
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