Button Reveals Special Helmet for the British GP

British drivers sure want to make this year's home grand prix a special one, as this will be the last British Grand Prix to be hosted by the historical circuit of Silverstone. With Lewis Hamilton showing just how important this race is to him the other day – when he showed a special-designed helmet scheme for the Silverstone race – countryman Jenson Button had to up his game too.

The solitary leader of this year's drivers classification also displayed yesterday his new color scheme for the British Grand Prix. However, in his case, it was the fans who decided upon his Silverstone helmet.

A design competition was launched by the British driver on at the beginning of the year, with hundreds of fans sending a multitude of designs for the Brawn GP driver to choose from. After some careful evaluation of the online entries, 29-year old Button finally made up his mind, choosing Bernie Zobl’s ‘Push The Button’ design.

As my home race, the British Grand Prix is always really special and I love the atmosphere created at Silverstone by the British fans. For the last few years, it has become something of a tradition for me to have a special British themed helmet and this year is no exception,” said Button.

I wanted my fans to be involved so we ran a competition on my website and chose the winning design by Bernie. What I loved about Bernie's design was its unique take on the Union Jack flag and how he had incorporated it into my own Button logo. The helmet looks great and I cant wait to wear it at Silverstone this weekend,” added the British driver.

Through an article in one of the Austrian daily newspapers, I read about the opportunity to design a helmet for Jenson. As an enthusiastic F1 fan, I had to grab the chance immediately! The slogan ‘Push the Button’ was my first brainwave and even though my family laughed about its simplicity, I've held on to it. And as you can see… it has been worth it! Additionally it was important to me to integrate Jenson’s existing logo into my design because of its popularity and recognition value. I am very pleased about winning the competition and can’t wait to see Jenson using ‘my’ helmet in Silverstone,” said the enthused Austrian fan, according to Jenson Button's website.
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