In the glitzy and glamorous world of Formula One, anything is pretty much possible. Even having drivers wear helmets and drive steering wheels with diamonds on them. Lewis Hamilton did it in 2008 at the Monaco Grand Prix and now the Brit is hoping that the second time will be a charm.
To commemorate its two world champions - that’s Hamilton and Jenson Button - McLaren teamed up with Stenmetz Diamonds to have diamond-encrusted wreaths placed on both of their driver’s helmets and steering wheels. Hamilton will have one with an ’08’ on it signifying his 2008 Driver’s Championship and Button, the reigning World Champion, will have one with an ’09’ on it.
The helmets were unveiled at Steinmetz’s villa in Monte Carlo earlier this week, proving yet again that Monaco is about the only place in the world that can pull something like this off. Both Hamilton and Button hope that the diamonds prove to be a sign of good things to come in time for the race.
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