Sebastian Vettel pays touching tribute to Michael Schumacher by showing off new helmet to his son Mick in honour of the Ferrari legend as he continues recovery from horror skiing accident
- Sebastian Vettel has made a classy gesture to F1 legend Michael Schumacher
- He showed his new helmet design modelled on Schumacher to his son Mick
- Schumacher is continuing his recovery after a skiing accident back in 2013
Sebastian Vettel has paid tribute to Formula One legend Michael Schumacher by unveiling a new helmet design modelled on the seven-time world champion.
Schumacher has been recovering from a horrific skiing accident since 2013 which saw him suffer from head injuries and placed into a medically induced coma. His health is now shrouded in mystery but recent reports have claimed he has been moved to a £27m mansion in Majorca.
The former Ferrari star was well known for his trademark helmets and Vettel has used a 3D print to re-create a classic design inspired by Schumacher ahead of the Eifel Grand Prix, showing it off to his son Mick.
Sebastian Vettel showed off a touching tribute to Michael Schumacher to his son Mick
The Ferrari driver incorporated a 3D design inspired by the F1 legend ahead of the Eifel GP
The seven-time world champion became well known for his famous helmet designs
A clip posted by Formula One’s Instagram page sees Mick observing as Vettel points out the various design details around the helmet that were based on his father’s.
Schumacher’s signature can also be found on the sides with a chinese dragon drawn at the top. Vettel keeps his German flag stripe going through the middle of the helmet, but managed to fuse both designs together.
Mick, who was set to drive for Alfa Romeo in the first practie on Friday before it was rained off, bump fists with Vettel before the pair go their separate ways. c
Mick (R) was denied the chance to run for the first time in F1 as the first practice was rained off
Ahead of the race in Nurburgring, Vettel, who will drive for Aston Martin next season, decided to have the helmet created to commemorate Schumacher’s last win on German soil in 2006.
‘For this weekend’s German Grand Prix I will wear a new helmet,’ he said in a video released by Ferrari.
‘It doesn’t look very different but actually it is because underneath we will have Michael’s original design from 2006.
Vettel said he wanted to make a ‘nice gesture’ to commemorate his last win on German soil
‘You have Michael’s stars, the Chinese dragons and the signs on the side and obviously Michael’s MS logo.
‘It’s just a small thought, obviously we all miss him. That way, racing in Germany is always something special.
‘Thinking of him and his last race here – when he won in 2006, last time he won on German soil – so I would believe it’s a nice gesture and I’m looking forward to wearing the helmet this weekend.’
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