McLaren drivers Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo explained the origins of their special helmet designs from Miami at the weekend.

The pair were among a swathe of drivers to have sported one-off designs for their helmets for Formula 1’s much-anticipated arrival in the Magic City, which saw a sell-out crowd head to the Hard Rock Stadium.

Norris was quite glib about the design he wore, but lauded those responsible for creating it to make it as realistic as possible.

“It’s just a basketball,” Norris stated ahead of the weekend. “I was asked what is the inspiration and I think it’s quite obvious – it’s just a basketball.

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