Zee Media Bureau
Hockenheim, Germany: Nico Rosberg`s plan to celebrate Germany`s World Cup triumph in his home Grand Prix gets a premature ending with FIFA preventing the use of World Cup trophy in his helmet.
The Mercedes driver on July 16 tweeted the image of his special edition helmet which has Germany`s World Cup winning years printed on the top of the helmet with the trophy. According to reports, the global governing body of football FIFA consider it an infringement in its rights.
— Nico Rosberg (@nico_rosberg) July 15, 2014
FIFA`s public guidance says that “Any unauthorised use of the official marks not only undermines the integrity of the Fifa world cup and its marketing programme, but also puts the interests of the worldwide football community at stake."
Rosberg, who is leading the Formula One Drivers` Championship race ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton, will enter the Hockenheim race as one of the favourites. During the recent British Grand Prix, he expressed his support for the German team.
Germany won the 2014 FIFA World Cup defeating Argentina 1-0 in the final, thanks to a last gasp Mario Gotze goal at the historic Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. They had previously won the title in 1954, 1974 and 1990.