Novelty helmets in F1 used to be charming. Then they just got plain annoying. Now, they’re making a bit of a comeback, with Jenson Button’s Pink for Papa design proving to be a storm at Silverstone.
For this weekend’s German Grand Prix at Hockenheim, Nico Rosberg is joining the party with a special design to celebrate Germany’s FIFA World Cup victory on Sunday.
— Nico Rosberg (@nico_rosberg) July 15, 2014
Germany won the final against Argentina 1-0 following a goal from Mario Gotze during extra time. Rosberg tweeted his joy following the result, even if it didn’t quite match his pre-game prediction of a 3-1 win for Germany.
This marked Germany’s fourth World Cup victory, following wins in 1954, 1974 and 1990. The first win in ’54 was also the same year as Mercedes’ last victory at the German Grand Prix, when Juan Manuel Fangio won at the Nurburgring. Could this be a good omen for Nico?
Video: Nico Rosberg previews the German Grand Prix