FORMULA ONE star Sebastian Vettel paid tribute to Ferrari legend Michael Schumacher with a brand new helmet for the Eifel Grand Prix.
German Vettel’s elegant act is in honour of compatriot and F1 and Ferrari hero Schumacher – whose well being has been shrouded in secrecy since struggling a near-fatal brain injury in a tragic skiing accident in 2013.
Sebastian Vettel poses along with his particular helmet
Vettel’s tribute consists of Michael Schumacher’s MS brand
Michael Schumacher in his unique helmetCredit score: Ferrari Vehicles
Outgoing Ferrari driver Vettel, 33, is commemorating 51-year-old Schumacher’s final win on German soil in 2006.
At first look Vettel’s helmet seems unchanged for the race weekend on the Nurburgring.
However the four-time world champion defined his helmet would come with Schumacher’s unique design from 14 years in the past as a 3-D print beneath his normal type.
“It does not look very completely different however truly it’s as a result of beneath we could have Michael’s unique design from 2006.
“You’ve got Michael’s stars, the Chinese language dragons and the indicators on the aspect and clearly Michael’s MS brand.
“It is only a small thought, clearly all of us miss him. That approach, racing in Germany is at all times one thing particular.
“Considering of him and his final race right here – when he received in 2006, final time he received on German soil – so I might imagine it is a good gesture and I am wanting ahead to sporting the helmet this weekend.”
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Vettel’s helmet bears the Chinese language dragon seen on Schumacher’s
The three-D design sits underneath his normal type
The helmet is a touching tribute for Schumacher who suffered a near-fatal snowboarding accident in 2013
Fittingly Michael’s son Mick is making his F1 debut this weekend driving the Alfa Romeo automobile.
However the 21-year-old was compelled to attend for a style of the motion after bad weather saw the first practice CANCELLED on Friday.
The newest studies declare tragic Michael now resides in a villa converted into a hospital in Majorca and can only communicate with his eyes.
Schumacher had been cared for by spouse Corinna at his Swiss dwelling.