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Lewis Hamilton Wears Michael Jackson Tribute Helmet for US Grand Prix in Austin

AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 14:  Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP talks to colleagues in the paddock during previews to the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on November 14, 2013 in Austin, United States.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterNovember 15, 2013

Custom helmets for individual race designs are all the rage in Formula 1 at the moment, but Lewis Hamilton's latest, designed for the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, is one of the more striking.

The 2008 World Champion is even ditching his traditional yellow colours for Michael Jackson-themed helmet.

The Mercedes driver revealed the new design in three tweets on Twitter, each time accompanied by the hashtag #smoothcriminal:

For the Austin race, i wanted to dedicate this helmet to my favourite artist MJ. So, here it is. #smoothcriminal #MJ pic.twitter.com/1jkKMOBQyU

— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) November 14, 2013

Whether Austin and Michael Jackson has any great connection is debatable at best, but if nothing else it's going to stick out come race weekend.

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