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. Related NewsMedia gushing with admiration for ‘perfect, unassailable, invincible’ VettelNo penalty for Vettel after celebration donuts in Abu DhabiVettel: I don’t know if there’s a secret. I’ve got traction control – that’s what they saidWebber: I challenged for a few victories this year but wasn’t strong enough when it countedRed Bull: We’ll be pushing as hard to try and repeat a perfect performanceRed Bull: It’s going to be a fascinating race where tyres will be criticalAbu Dhabi GP Qualifying: Webber turns tables on Vettel as Red Bull dominatesVettel: I am not going out there for statistics, believe me I love racingRed Bull: It wasn’t a bad feeling for the first dayVettel to wear special helmet designed by Mexican fan Hawk If Vettel has received €5m for the title, how could Lotus have penned such a stupid deal of $50k per point with Kimi?