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Rosberg reveals World Cup tribute helmet

Nico Rosberg will run a special helmet design inspired by Germany's World Cup victory at this weekend's German Grand Prix
Nico Rosberg will run a special helmet design inspired by Germany's World Cup victory at this weekend's German Grand Prix.

Germany won the World Cup for the first time since 1990 with a 1-0 victory after extra time against Argentina in Brazil on Sunday. With the German Grand Prix taking place at Hockenheim this weekend, Rosberg has taken the opportunity to wear a one-off helmet for his home race which carries the colours of the German national flag as well as an image of the World Cup trophy.

Rosberg unveiled the design on Twitter:




It continues the crossover between F1 and the German football side after striker Lukas Podolski wore boots carrying the message “Keep Fighting Michael” in tribute to Michael Schumacher during the tournament.


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Fullofit

July 17, 2014 10:21 AM

fourteenseven: Anyone thinking the FIA is ridiculous should be happy they arent FIFA, who issued the following regarding Nico's helmet. Any unauthorised use of the official marks not only undermines the integrity of the FIFA world cup and its marketing programme, said FIFA, but also puts the interests of the worldwide football community at stake.
FIFA & FIA suffer from the same delusions. Both parties need to remember that these sports existed outside the current commercial environment where they have trademarked and copyrighted everything they possibly can. However, neither can legitimately claim ownership of either sport that has roots from before either organisation existed. They are merely current custodians of a property that belongs to the fans, the participants and the world in general. I would like someone to challenge both organisations right to trademark and copyright certain aspects of the sport on these grounds.



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