Heidfeld and Glock Reveal Special Helmets for German GP
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According to a GMM News agency report earlier today, BMW Sauber's Nick Heidfeld and Toyota's Timo Glock will wear special-designed helmets during this weekend's race. Unfortunately, we can't give you a glimpse of how they're going to look like, as the helmets will only be revealed to the media on Friday. But what we can do, however, is to tell you their story.
As expected, Heidfeld's helmet design was the result of an online competition. It was Hungarian fan Tamás Simon to win it – out of 9000 competitors – as he will present the one-off design to the German driver before the first practice session at the Nurburgring, on Friday.
“This helmet stood out from all the rest. In fact, as soon as I saw it, I thought that it was a likely winner. My immediate response was just 'wow!” said Heidfeld, referring to the design of his helmet. It will be auctioned for charity after the race.
“The design has a technical influence. It reminds me of the spheres assembled on the arms and joints of industrial robots,” added Simon.
As for Glock, the Toyota driver will wear a special-livery helmet designed by a seven-year-old German school student.
The other German drivers on the grid – Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg and Adrian Sutil – are yet to reveal (if any) special helmets for this weekend's race.
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