No, those are not real crystals but they sure look like it.

The Monaco Grand Prix is always a race that is looked forward to even though it sincerely lacks in overtakes. This historic race is known by motorsport enthusiasts around the globe even if they aren't avid fans of Formula 1. Why? Its popularity is due to many reasons, but mainly the heritage and the glamour. The latter of those two is why we're here today because Lewis Hamilton has shown off his new helmet for the Monaco GP and it's quite glamourous.

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Design by Daniel Arsham, Hamilton's helmet for the 2022 Monaco GP was inspired by the champion's favorite crystal, the amethyst. While it may appear as though Arsham embedded crystals through the helmet, what you're actually seeing is intricate artwork that gives the exterior of the helmet a 3D appearance. Alongside the helmet, the two previously unveiled a helmet sculpture that was created by Arsham in his signature art style. The sculpture will be sold with all proceeds benefiting Mission 44, Hamilton's foundation that seeks to "empower young people from underrepresented groups in the UK to succeed."