Sebastian Vettel to Auction off His Special Ferrari Helmet for a Fantastic Cause

Published 12/03/2020, 11:30 PM EST
Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – November 27, 2020 Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel during practice FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES


Sebastian Vettel is proving himself to be a true gent off the track. The special diversity helmet that he wore for a couple of races is up for auction. The money will directly stand to benefit children in African countries. The German strictly keeps all of his helmets with himself as souvenirs. However, he is making an exception for this one. Explaining why he said

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“It hurts me to say this, but because I believe this helmet can be more than another message, I’ve decided this helmet can help and raise some money and I will auction it off. It will be the only Ferrari helmet in the last six years that I will give away. And I hope together, we will collect a lot of money. The proceeds will go entirely to charity.”

What does the helmet of Sebastian Vettel symbolize?

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The 4-time World Champion used the helmet at races in Turkey and Bahrain. As is the name of the headpiece, together as one, it signifies unity and calls for equality. On choosing the design, Seb said –

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“Because of the importance of sending a message. I had the idea to come up with a special helmet design–and that’s how the diversity helmet was born. On top, it says Together As One because of the people as a sign of different origins, different beliefs, different colors. The message on top underlines the most basic human right, that we are all the same, and we deserve to be treated with respect.”

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2020 has been a challenging year, not just for the Formula 1 community, but also for people all around the globe. So it is refreshing to see the notoriously quiet drivers finally stand up for a cause. Lead by Lewis Hamilton, the general theme of these campaigns has been ‘Inclusivity’ and ‘Equality’. Hopefully, all of this makes a difference in furthering the humane aspect of going forward.

Those interested can participate in the auction through Vettel’s official website.

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Bharat Aggarwal

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Bharat Aggarwal is a sports analyst for EssentiallySports, covering Formula 1 and NBA. A Delhi University graduate, Bharat has multi-year experience in sports writing, having closely worked with the content strategy aspect as well. Bharat Aggarwal supports Manchester United, Lewis Hamilton, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Nadal, Dirk Nowitzki, Sachin Tendulkar, Ayrton Senna, Kristaps Porzingis, and Dallas Mavericks.

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