Michael Schumacher: Sebastian Vettel pays tribute to F1 legend with special helmet for Australian Grand Prix

Reigning World Champion pays tribute to his idol

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Sebastian Vettel will race in the Formula One season opener in Australia with a helmet that features a tribute to Michael Schumacher.

The reigning world champion's helmet for this weekend's Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, has a stylized version of Schumacher's signature just below the visor.

The seven-time world champion remains in an artificially induced coma following a skiing accident in December.

Vettel is not the only driver set to race with a Schumacher tribute, Felipe Massa, his former teammate at Ferrari will race with the letters M and S on top of his helmet as well.


Despite a difficult pre-season, Vettel has enjoyed a reasonably encouraging start to practice in Australia, finishing the day fourth fastest.