Lewis Hamilton reveals bespoke helmet for Japanese Grand Prix – and fans are convinced it’s ‘inspired by Daft Punk’

LEWIS HAMILTON has revealed a stunning helmet design for the Japanese Grand Prix.

The seven-time F1 champion is no stranger to striking helmet designs, and fans have also been left impressed with his latest head piece.

EPALewis Hamilton unveiled a stunning all-chrome helmet design[/caption]

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Hamilton, 38, has gone for an all-chrome look in a week where he was also spotted wearing a red and white polka-dot Super Mario hat during a trip to Universal Studios Super Nintendo World in Osaka.

The dazzling design saw fans draw comparisons with French house music duo Daft Punk, with their signature look being chromed-out helmets.

Reacting to pictures of the helmet, one fan said: “The Daft Punk helmet.”

A second wrote: “This must be Daft Punk inspired, mega!”

“So daft punk is a trio now,” commented a third.

A fourth remarked: “Daft Hamilton or Lewis Punk?”

Another typed: “Absolutely astonishing looks fire.”

A sixth joked: “Lewis HamilTRON.”

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While another added: “Lewis with that swag, always.”

However, while Hamilton may win the award for best helmet, he was far off the pace of a resurgent Max Verstappen in qualifying.

Verstappen’s record-breaking 10-race winning streak came to an end in Singapore last weekend, but he looks to be back to his best after claiming pole at the Suzuka circuit.

Meanwhile, Hamilton was only seventh-quickest, with his lap time over a second slower than championship leader Verstappen.

Hamilton played down any chance of winning this weekend’s race following a “bad day” during Friday’s two practice sessions.

He said: “It was a really bad day, to be honest. A real struggle out there.

“[We were] a long way off, two seconds off in the first session and over a second off in the second. We’re working away at just trying to fix the car’s balance.

“We’ll work on it overnight and turn it around for tomorrow, but we definitely won’t be winning this weekend!

“If I in particular can move further up the order so I can at least back up George, who did a not-such-a-bad lap… yeah, tough one.”

The Brit’s former team, McLaren, put in impressive P2 and P3 results in qualifying, with rookie Oscar Piastri planting his car on the front row on his first time at the track with Lando Norris coming in third.

GettyDaft Punk’s signature look is their chromed out helmets[/caption]

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