Vettel to race with gold laden helmet to celebrate fourth F1 world title 2 November, 2013 Sebastian Vettel’s helmet for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix qualifying and race days features 24 carat gold, the German newspaper Bild-Zeitung reports. Not even a week after the German notched up his fourth consecutive Drivers’ title in India, he has travelled to the Abu Dhabi with a special helmet livery to wear for the race in celebration of the achievement. Bild correspondent Frank Schneider said that the Red Bull driver’s helmet painter Jens Munser only needed two days to prepare the design. But surely the gold leaf made the helmet much more expensive than usual for Vettel, who has reportedly been paid a €5 million bonus by Red Bull for winning the title? “No, it costs €5 000, with or without the gold,” said Peter Burger, of Vettel’s helmet manufacturer, Arai. During the Friday practice sessions, at Yas Marina Circuit, Vettel wore a special helmet designed by a Mexican fan. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsMallya: Red Bull cheats on the regulationsSad farewell for Vettel as an era ends for Red BullNewey says all F1 cars’ front wings flexingLegality of Red Bull RB10 front wing questionedRed Bull and Infiniti burn rubber in DubaiVettel: It will be emotional but maybe we get a final podiumAbu Dhabi GP: Red Bull drivers preview Yas MarinaHorner: We will fight all the way to Abu DhabiMedia gushing with admiration for ‘perfect, unassailable, invincible’ VettelNo penalty for Vettel after celebration donuts in Abu Dhabi Hawk If Vettel has received €5m for the title, how could Lotus have penned such a stupid deal of $50k per point with Kimi?