Lewis Hamilton reveals new helmet design for 2017

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Lewis Hamilton has revealed the new crash helmet he will wear this season.

The three time world champion launched a competition to find a new design last month - and received some 8,000 entries.

The winning entry was by Brazilian Raí Caldato, and features the green, yellow and blue of the flag of Brazil, in tribute to Hamilton's hero Ayrton Senna.

He posted the image on his Instagram account with this message:

'Here it is. The winning helmet design, a creation by Raí Caldato - @caldatodesign from Brazil. Raí evolves my layout by adding new stripe elements on the sides.

'As a tribute to my hero, Ayrton Senna the helmet features the colours of Brazil - green, yellow and blue. These are accompanied with the 3 stars that represent my Championship wins.

'There's yellow throughout that reminds me of my helmets in the past. The candy apple red balances with the yellow very well.

'Raí, I look forward to meeting you in person to present you with your prize! Thank you all for entering this competition, I'm taken back by your creativity. 🙌🏽'

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