helmet design was invented in the early Eighties by the artist at one
of my sponsors, VAP Group, when I raced in Formula Ford 1600. We got chatting
and he offered to help me out. I just told him that I would like something
personal and not too fancy. He came up with the "AW" initials
and stripes. It's a very plain design, but does stand out well in photos.
I like it a lot. Actually, Philippe Alliot has a very similar design although
I didn't know that at the time.