Vettel to wear helmet designed by fan in Austin 15 November, 2013 Sebastian Vettel’s US GP helmet For this weekend’s running of the United States Grand Prix, four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel will wear a specially designed U.S. and Austin themed helmet on Friday for free practice and Saturday for qualifying. The Infiniti Red Bull Racing driver chose the winning design from hundreds of entries submitted from around the United States as part of a design competition run by Infiniti across its social media channels. Hosted on www.infiniti-gp.com, fans were invited to encapsulate and illustrate Vettel’s passion and performance in their designs, and it was the work of Rolf Carsjens of Albuquerque, New Mexico that the Infiniti Director of Performance selected as the winning design. Infiniti has flown Rolf and his wife Sheilagh to the United States Grand Prix where they will spend the weekend enjoying VIP hospitality, including getting a tour of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing garage and meeting Sebastian Vettel. “I’m a die-hard fan of Sebastian Vettel,” said Carsjens. “His performance and professionalism as a young Formula 1 Driver is incredible. I also like his personality: he seems to be so humble, and down to earth. I’m looking really forward to meeting Sebastian in person.” The German-born Carsjens added: “The inspiration for my design emanated from the love to my American born wife, my family in both the United States and in Germany, and to the fellow men in all countries and the music which connects every individual on the planet.” (Infinti) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsRicciardo: I’m really happy with third placeVettel to qualify in Austin out of respect for fansConfirmed Vettel will start from pitlane in AustinVettel: Long life engine rule is stupidVettel looks set to start race from pitlane in AustinVettel: To win every race since the summer break is unbelievable, the car has been phenomenalRosberg: What Sebastian’s car can do in the corners is madnessRed Bull claims 1.9 second pitstop record during Austin raceStraight eight historic winning streak puts Vettel ahead of childhood idol SchumacherVettel: Eight in a row…it’s one of those records you never expect to be beaten McLarenfan Looks good! ZombieJebus A million times better than Hamiltons Smooth Child Molester helmet.