Mick Schumacher updates his F1 crash helmet that pays tribute to his multiple world champion father Michael with inclusion of Chinese dragon and seven stars that the former Ferrari star carried during his career
- Mick Schumacher’s crash helmet will once again carry tribute to his father
- The 22-year-old will be entering his second season in Formula One with Haas
- Mick will be looking to score his first points in the sport with the backmarkers
- New helmet pays more prominence to Chinese dragon seen on Michael’s design
Mick Schumacher will head into the new Formula One season with a brand new crash helmet that pays tribute to his father Michael.
The Haas star will once again drive for the backmarkers following an impressive debut season that saw the German consistently outperform team-mate Nikita Mazepin during a tough campaign for the struggling American outfit.
But he will continue to channel the champion spirit of Michael Schumacher, whose seven world championships in Formula One have not been eclipsed by any other driver.
Mick Schumacher’s new Formula One crash helmet features the Chinese dragon worn by his father Michael during his racing days in a more prominent fashion for this season
The yellow design will also carry the seven stars worn by his father on top of his F1 helmet
The 22-year-old has altered his design from last season, to now show off more of the Chinese dragon that appeared near the reverse of Michael’s helmet.
The image is now more pronounced having having been part of a two-tone background last term.
The dragon represents power and strength and came from a Chinese newspaper that had printed the dragon as a symbol for Michael Schumacher during his racing days.
Mick will be in his second season of F1 racing
Mick Schumacher’s crash helmet will also carry the seven stars his father displayed on the top of his crash helmet, which he had done throughout his F1 career long before he won the last of his seven world championships in 2004.
Although Mick is still waiting to score his first points in F1 he displayed impressive consistency during his maiden campaign in the sport, achieving a best result of the season at the Hungarian Grand Prix where he placed 12th.
The German finished his first 14 consecutive races and only retired from three of the 22 grands prix all season.
Despite being uncompetitive throughout 2021, team boss Guenther Steiner had admitted the team would struggle ahead of the year – insisting much of the planning had gone into the 2022 car, which has come following a raft of new rules and regulations.
His father Michael carried the dragon on his crash helmet (above in 2012 at his final race)
Michael Schumacher is a legend of the sport having won seven world championships
Steiner is now optimistic Schumacher can start getting closer to battling for a top 10 spot next term.
‘It’s exciting to be at the point where we know the VF-22 will be on-track shortly,’ said Steiner at the team’s 2022 launch. ‘We all know what the team is capable of, we’ve proved that in the past, and with this new car – born out of a completely new set of regulations and with our new design team in place, I’m confident we can showcase once again that we can compete on weekends.
‘It’s been a tremendous effort by everyone involved and now comes the fun part of getting the new car to the circuit and dialing in all the elements. Last season was a long one but I’m confident that 2022 will see us back in the mix with the VF-22.’
Mick Schumacher will be partnered this season at Haas by Nikita Mazepin (left) again
The duo will hope to drag the Haas car towards a battle for a top 10 spot this season