Michael Schumacher tribute to be made by Sebastian Vettel at German Grand Prix

Formula One's Sebastian Vettel is set to pay a tribute to legendary former Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher at this weekend's German Grand Prix.

Little is known of the condition of seven-time F1 world champion Schumacher since a skiing accident in 2013.

But this weekend, Ferrari and Vettel have decided to pay a tribute in Schumacher's homeland.

In a video posted online to Ferrari's Twitter account, Vettel said: "For this weekend's German Grand Prix I will wear a new helmet.

"It doesn't look very different but it actually it is because underneath we will have Michael's [Schumacher] original design from 2006 as a 3D print.

"It's difficult to see from afar, but when you get a little bit closer you can see we have Michael's stars, the Chinese dragon, the signs on the side and Michael's 'MS' logo."

Formula One drivers and fans alike miss the presence of the legendary German around the circuit since his retirement in 2012.

But Vettel and Ferrari hope that this tribute can go some way to reminding fans of Schumacher's exploits in an F1 car.

"It's a small thought, we all miss him. I think racing in Germany is always something special," Vettel continued.


"Thinking of him from his last race here when he won in 2006, the last time he won on German soil.

"It's a nice gesture and I'm looking forward to wearing the helmet this weekend."

Ferrari tweeted out the video with the message "Class act by #Seb5. A special tribute to @Schumacher for this weekend’s #EifelGP in Germany."

Schumacher's son Mick is set to make his Formula One weekend debut at the Eifel Grand Prix as he tries to emulate the success of his father.

Practice for the grand prix is to kick off on Friday, with qualifying on Saturday. The race itself will start at 13.10 BST on Sunday.

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