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Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel told to change crash helmets in American GP; they need remove gaffer tape in rear to make up their wrong helmet design.

During the Saturday qualifying Lewis Hamilton’s helmet showed a large part of gaffer-tape on the rear, envelop the large capital letters ‘H.A.M’.

Some reports says that the most attention for its H.A.M. saying, which according to street slang means ‘Hard as a moth**f**ker’. Also urban dictionary (online) defined the same meaning.

The Mirror reports that, following wearing the letters emblazoned on the ­carbon fibre for two practice ­sessions on Friday he ­appeared for third ­practice yesterday with the ­acronym removed.

Even though paddock sources recommended it was Hamilton’s decision to remove them, it was only taken after his McLaren bosses expressed their worry.

Pole man Sebastian Vettel also had to modify his unique American themed ‘wooden’ helmet design in Austin, to remove the words ‘Gives you wings’ from the top, currently there is showed an promotion slogan within an ads free sector.


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