By Editor - 4 March 2013
Both Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton sport yellow crash helmets. Neither wanted to change their colours as both are now jockeying for the more dominant role in the team. Given their similar helmet designs, how will fans and commentators alike, tell the difference between them on track?
Look at the above photo. Are you able recognise the drivers?
One F1 commentator suggests that the two can be distinguished by "The roll hoops; the T shaped TV camera mounted on the roll hoop of the lead car (Rosberg) will have a black camera and Hamilton will be day-glow yellow."
This is certainly one way, but there is an easier way. If you know what to look out for.
The first image above is Nico Rosberg. Notice just above the visor, there is a grey square patch (with the hard-to-see Mercedes symbol).
The second image is Hamilton. Notice the yellow patch just above the visor.
You can also distinguish the drivers by Nico's fluorescent yellow, compared to Lewis's darker yellow (tending towards orange).
The image below demonstrates this better.
Now we can all support our favourite driver (whether it be Lewis or Nico), without any cases of mistaken identity.