The departing ace and the rising star swap helmets

It's a well-known fact that Fernando Alonso is an avid helmet collector, having amassed over the years an impressive number of lids.

From his own helmets to those of his F1 colleagues and fellow racers, from all categories of motorsport, Alonso's vast collection can be seen at the museum in Llanera in Spain dedicated to the Spanish driver's career.

Alonso will be leaving F1 at the end of the season, but before his departure he recently did a helmet swap with Grand Prix racing's rising star and future Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc.

That’s one lid that may some day become the collection's most treasured possession...