Mick switches it up with 2022 helmet design

Jamie Woodhouse
Mick Schumacher holds his 2022 helmet. February 2022.

Mick Schumacher poses while holding his 2022 helmet. February 2022.

Haas’ Mick Schumacher was gone for a striking new multi-colour design with his lid for the 2022 Formula 1 season.

After a tough introduction to Formula 1 in 2021, Schumacher spending much of the season at the back of the grid in an underdeveloped Haas, the German racer is striving for a much better 2022.

With new regulations sweeping into Formula 1, Haas hope to become midfield contenders once again, good news for Schumacher who like team-mate Nikita Mazepin was unable to score a point in 2021.

Schumacher then will be hoping for plenty more TV time in the midfield scrap during the upcoming season, and if that indeed is achieved, then it is safe to say there will be no mistaking him in the cockpit.

For 2022 Schumacher has morphed the yellow into a lime green shade, giving way to a darker shade of green on the top, with black and blue patterns on the rear of the lid.

Basically, there is little there to match the red, white and blue livery of the Haas VF-22.

Schumacher had company though when it came to helmet reveals, with Williams’ Alex Albon also unveiling his design for the 2022 campaign.

Albon spent the 2021 season on the sidelines as test and reserve driver at Red Bull, but secured a return to the grid for 2022 with Williams.

Although he left the Red Bull fold to make the switch happen, Red Bull retain a recall option on the Thai driver for 2023, and will be a personal backer.

It is no surprise then to see that the Red Bull branding features prominently on Albon’s 2022 helmet.

This design will look more at home in the Williams FW44, which features a similar shade of blue as its base colour, with flashes of red.

Of course the red, blue and white design on Albon’s helmet is a strong reference to his Thai nationality.


Albon will reunite with former Formula 2 team-mate Nicholas Latifi at Williams, with Latifi now heading into his third season as part of the Williams driver line-up.

All 10 teams will hit the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya between February 23-25 for the first group shakedown in the all-new 2022 challengers, before the official pre-season test is then held in Bahrain from March 10-12.

Bahrain then hosts the first race of the 2022 season on March 20.


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