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Kubica Changes Helmet for 2010

Prior to the start of the 2010 Formula One season, many drivers decided to change their helmet liveries for a number of reasons. Either for not bringing them enough good luck in the past or simply because they want to match the colors of their helmet with their new car, the change in helmet livery is something that happened quite often during the past few days within the F1 paddock.

Until now, Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button have all decided to switch to a new livery (in Button's case, we're talking about him going back to the one he had with Honda back in 2008). According to recent reports, it now seems Robert Kubica and Rubens Barrichello are doing the same thing.

As far as the Polish driver is concerned, we actually got to have a glimpse of his new helmet, during the Renault media presentation of their new R30. As compared to his old one at BMW Sauber F1, the new color scheme includes a yellow front, replacing the bright yellow from 2009. It's likely that the change was made in order to match his helmet colors with Renault's new yellow-black single-seater.

Just like his Brawn GP teammate Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello has also announced he decided to switch back to his original white-red-blue color scheme for his 2010 helmet. The Brazilian veteran also changed teams for the new season, and presented his new livery on his twitter account.

We're still waiting to see how many changes – helmet, car design, etc – will be unveiled to us during the Valencia testing this week, as 7 teams are present in Spain to take their 2010 single-seaters to the track for the first time this winter. Mercedes GP, McLaren Mercedes, Ferrari, Renault, BMW Sauber, Williams F1 and Toro Rosso will all debut their cars later today.
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