In the summer of 2004 a request was made by McLaren to paint a special helmet based on a design created by the winner of a competition initiated by West tobacco.
side was different, with one side carrying the Scottish Lion Rampant and
the other the Coulthard family Tartan. In addition all the regular team
logos had to be in their usual places. The helmet appeared at the Hungarian
Grand Prix of that year and was used only in the Friday practice session.
David Coulthard Special Design