Hamilton's a diamond geezer!

PUBLISHED: 08:34 17 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:52 26 October 2009

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TEWIN race ace Lewis Hamilton has been presented with a diamond encrusted helmet, and is hoping this will add the sparkle to a Monaco Grand Prix victory a week on Sunday. The helmet has been made by diamond company Steinmetz, who have developed a long-run

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TEWIN race ace Lewis Hamilton has been presented with a diamond encrusted helmet, and is hoping this will add the sparkle to a Monaco Grand Prix victory a week on Sunday.

The helmet has been made by diamond company Steinmetz, who have developed a long-running partnership with McLaren Mercedes.

The company worked closely with Herts hero Hamilton in creating his own personalised race helmet, custom made to his particular tastes.

Lewis said: "I really like what Steinmetz has done this year and am looking forward to the Monaco Grand Prix weekend.

"As some people might know I am very particular about my helmet, but it looks great and will add some extra sparkle to the event."

This will also mark the first time that the Steinmetz logo - or any other sponsor's logo in Formula 1 history - has been incorporated into the design of the helmets through the application of diamonds.

Hamilton's race helmet will have his signature paved with a line of hundreds of Steinmetz's handcrafted diamonds, and he will be hoping it can bring him luck on the track on May 25.


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