Heidfeld, Glock, to wear special helmets at home

As at Silverstone three weeks ago, two local Formula One heroes are set to contest their home Grand Prix this weekend with different helmet designs. In Britain, it was Englishmen Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton with modified liveries, and at...

As at Silverstone three weeks ago, two local Formula One heroes are set to contest their home Grand Prix this weekend with different helmet designs.

In Britain, it was Englishmen Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton with modified liveries, and at the Nurburgring it is two Germans intending to show off unique colours.

BMW driver Nick Heidfeld's loud one-off design was penned as part of a website competition by a Hungarian fan, who will present the 32-year-old with his new helmet at the Nurburgring on Friday.

"My immediate response was just 'wow!'," Heidfeld said, recalling seeing the design for the first time.

It has emerged that Toyota driver Timo Glock will also use revised helmet colours at his home race, designed by a seven-year-old German school student.

German drivers, also including Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg and Adrian Sutil, make up a quarter of the 2009 grid.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , Nick Heidfeld , Lewis Hamilton , Nico Rosberg , Timo Glock , Sebastian Vettel