Mick Schumacher's 2021 Belgian Grand Prix helmet design

Mick Schumacher wears father’s original helmet design for Belgian GP

2021 Belgian Grand Prix F1 drivers' helmet designs

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Mick Schumacher is wearing a special helmet design in tribute to his father Michael Schumacher at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix. Max Verstappen and Yuki Tsunoda also have special helmets this weekend.

Mick Schumacher’s Belgian Grand Prix helmet

Mick Schumacher's 2021 Belgian Grand Prix helmet design
Mick Schumacher’s 2021 Belgian Grand Prix helmet design

Michael Schumacher sporting the design on his 1991 debut
On the 30th anniversary of his father’s Formula 1 debut at Spa, Mick Schumacher has changed his helmet design to match the one Michael Schumacher wore at the track in 1991.

He kept the design throughout his first years in Formula 1, including when he scored his breakthrough victory at the circuit with Benetton in 1992. Schumacher’s design remained unchanged during his world championship victories for Benetton in 1994 and 1995, and the first years of his time at Ferrari. He eventually replaced the design with a red one in 2000, when he scored his first of five consecutive championship titles.

The Haas driver said the Spa circuit is special to him not only because of his father’s legacy. “I’ve had a few good races here. I had my first pole position, my first race win in 2018 here in F3 which then became a streak of a multiple race wins.

“So definitely it’s a track that I enjoy a lot and I enjoy coming back here. It’s close to home, a lot of fans come here and people that support me for numerous years.”

Max Verstappen’s Belgian Grand Prix helmet

Max Verstappen's 2021 Belgian Grand Prix helmet
Max Verstappen’s 2021 Belgian Grand Prix helmet

Max Verstappen is also sporting a special design this weekend.

Yuki Tsunoda’s Belgian Grand Prix helmet

Yuki Tsunoda's 2021 Belgian Grand Prix helmet design
Yuki Tsunoda’s 2021 Belgian Grand Prix helmet design

AlphaTauri driver Yuki Tsunoda has also reworked his helmet design for this weekend’s race at Spa-Francorchamps, where he scored a victory in Formula 2 last season.

This article will be updated.

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9 comments on “Mick Schumacher wears father’s original helmet design for Belgian GP”

  1. 😍😍😍
    What a nice tribute!

  2. Iconic, clean designs never get old.
    And if you reverse the grid it’s almost as far ahead of the rest of the field als Michael was in his heydays.

  3. What a beautiful helmet

  4. Such a beautiful evocative design

  5. All three are nice, but I like Max’s the most.

    1. Agreed, it really stands out.

  6. Ohhh that is sweet Mick. Always preferred Michael’s original to his later, red one.

    He should keep that design. So iconic.

    1. True, I was a schumacher fan, not ferrari, hence, while I liked the red helmet (my fav colour), the german flag one he used at benetton remains iconic.

  7. I really don’t see how the biggest cheater in the history of the sport and the most overrated athlete all sports combined should be celebrated with any sort of tributes.

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