Zee Media Bureau/Jayanta Oinam
It seems the Football World Cup fever is yet to sink in for many. Nico Rosberg has revealed a new race helmet to celebrate Germany`s World Cup victory for his home Grand Prix in Hockenheim. The 29-year-old German, born to former Finnish F1 driver Keke, tweeted “This will be my Hockenheim World Cup special edition helmet with the FIFA trophy. How do you like it???”
— Nico Rosberg (@nico_rosberg) July 15, 2014
Germany won their four World Cup title in Brazil beating Argentina 1-0 thanks to a last gasp Mario Gotze score. And the Mercedes Formula One driver will have the winning years printed in his helmet. Before the 2014 edition, the Bavarian nation has won the trophy as a West German team in 1954, 1974 and 1990.
Nico`s celebration in support of Die Mannschaft`s World Cup win holds in good stead following his protracted duel with team-mate Lewis Hamilton. During the British Grand Prix weekend, Hamilton joked that the German Grand Prix would not be a `home race` for Rosberg, because the later has been living in Monaco for a long time, since childhood. In which, Nico responded by saying he “consider(s) himself 100 per cent German,” despite “not really” growing up in Germany.
Going in to Sunday`s German GP, the former Williams driver has a four-point lead over Hamilton as Silver Arrows continue to rule the circuits in 2014. In between, Nico Rosberg who recently got married to his long-term girlfriend Vivian Sibold in Monaco, has signed a multi-year extension with the German outfit.
What a week!! I got married, Germany won and I signed a new contract with mercedes! Just need to win my home GP now;) pic.twitter.com/2JZFaBLUJ1
— Nico Rosberg (@nico_rosberg) July 16, 2014