Daniel Ricciardo has revealed a special pre-season testing helmet paying tribute to basketballer Kobe Bryant.
The largely purple affair features the term ‘Mamba Mentality’ on the back, a play on Bryant’s Black Mamba nickname.
Ricciardo’s tribute helmet features KB24 on one side, a reference to Bryant’s playing number with the Lakers, and KB8 on the other.
Bryant retired from the NBA in 2016 having won five championships.
The 41-year-old was was killed in a helicopter crash last month together with his 13-year-old daughter.