There’s no doubt Sebastian Vettel is trying to emulate his hero, Michael Schumacher and now he’s driving for Ferrari he has the chance to do just that. But could Vettel’s simplistic new helmet design be a subtle tribute to the seven-time World Champion or is it just coincidental?

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These pictures of Schumacher karting back in the 1980s show a remarkably similar helmet to the one Vettel is using in 2015, with a plain white design and a Mohawk-like German flag over the top.

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The design however is one Schumacher rarely used, so while there’s no doubting it’s very similar, who knows if it’s deliberate or not. Hopefully Vettel spills the beans on it soon.