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Gallery: Michael Schumacher's F1 helmets

Michael Schumacher largely stuck to a red-coloured helmet during his Formula 1 career. We look back at all his lid designs - from his first season in 1991 to his last in 2012.

Gallery: Michael Schumacher's F1 helmets
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1991: F1 debut with Jordan
1991: F1 debut with Jordan
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Schumacher's first F1 lid had shades of black, red and gold, with wide patches of white colour. The top was blue.

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1991: F1 debut with Jordan
1991: F1 debut with Jordan
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The helmet was largely free of sponsorship logos.

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1991: Move to Benetton
1991: Move to Benetton
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Schumacher's helmet at Benetton.

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1992: Benetton
1992: Benetton
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Schumacher's helmet design remained largely unchanged in 1992.

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1993: Benetton.
1993: Benetton.
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In 1993, Schumacher switched to Bell helmets. The colour scheme was also altered temporarily.

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1993: Benetton
1993: Benetton
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In 1993 he also drove with the tried and tested previous design, which he ultimately retained.

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1994: Benetton
1994: Benetton
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In 1994 Schumacher used his classic helmet design, with red streaks added above the visor.

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1994: Benetton
1994: Benetton
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He went on to win his first title with the clothing brand.

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1995: Benetton
1995: Benetton
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Schumacher continued with the same helmet design in 1995, the year in which he won his second championship.

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1996: Ferrari
1996: Ferrari
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Despite a switch to Ferrari in 1996, Schumacher's helmet largely remained unchanged.

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1997: Ferrari
1997: Ferrari
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1997: Ferrari
1997: Ferrari
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Suzuka 1998: Ferrari
Suzuka 1998: Ferrari
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For the 1998 season finale, Schumacher's lid featured a chequered flag and a large chrome strip at the rear.

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1998: Ferrari
1998: Ferrari
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1999: Ferrari
1999: Ferrari
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2000 Monte Carlo: Ferrari
2000 Monte Carlo: Ferrari
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During the 2000 Monaco GP weekend, Schumacher switched to his famous all-red helmet.

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2000 Monte Carlo: Ferrari
2000 Monte Carlo: Ferrari
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2001 Monza: Ferrari
2001 Monza: Ferrari
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Following the infamous 26/11 attacks, Ferrari turned up at their home race without any sponsorship logos on the car.

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2001: Ferrari
2001: Ferrari
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2001 Indianapolis: Ferrari
2001 Indianapolis: Ferrari
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At the 2001 US GP, Schumacher sported the American flag on the back of his helmet.

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2002: Ferrari
2002: Ferrari
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2002 Barcelona test: Ferrari
2002 Barcelona test: Ferrari
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During the 2002 Barcelona test, the Schumacher helmets ran unique design. One half of the helmet had Michael's choice of colours, while the other side had Ralf's shades.

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2003: Ferrari
2003: Ferrari
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2003 Imola: Ferrari
2003 Imola: Ferrari
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Schumacher's mother passed away before the 2003 San Marino GP at Imola. Hence the sponsor lettering on his helmet were in black.

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2004: Ferrari
2004: Ferrari
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2004 Monza: Ferrari
2004 Monza: Ferrari
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At the 2004 Italian GP, Schumacher surprised the Tifosis with a red, white and green helmet design.

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2005: Ferrari
2005: Ferrari
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In 2005, Schumacher's helmet became even more red.

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2005: Ferrari
2005: Ferrari
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2006: Ferrari
2006: Ferrari
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2006: Ferrari
2006: Ferrari
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2006 Brazil: Ferrari
2006 Brazil: Ferrari
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At the final race of his first career in F1, Schumacher's helmet featured names of all races he'd won. Also seen was a Chinese dragon.

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2007: Testing for Ferrari
2007: Testing for Ferrari
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A white stripe on Schumacher's helmet with Marlboro's bar code branding.

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2007: Testing for Ferrari
2007: Testing for Ferrari
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2008: Testing with Ferrari
2008: Testing with Ferrari
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2008: Testing with Ferrari
2008: Testing with Ferrari
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2009: Testing with Ferrari
2009: Testing with Ferrari
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Schumacher tested for Ferrari in 2009 in an attempt to replace the injured Felipe Massa. However, that plan didn't go through because of Schumacher's own neck injury.

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2010: GP2 test
2010: GP2 test
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While testing a GP2 car in 2010, Schumacher continued with his famous red-liveried helmet. However, instead of Ferrari logos there was a Mercedes' three-pointed star at the front.

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2010 Valencia: Mercedes
2010 Valencia: Mercedes
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Schumacher testing for Mercedes with a plain black helmet.

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2010: Mercedes
2010: Mercedes
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Schumacher's helmet on his return to F1 with Mercedes.

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2010: Mercedes
2010: Mercedes
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2011: Mercedes
2011: Mercedes
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2011 Spa-Francorchamps: Mercedes
2011 Spa-Francorchamps: Mercedes
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20 years after making his F1 debut at Spa, Schumacher ran a gold helmet at the iconic Belgian circuit.

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2011 Spa-Francorchamps - Mercedes
2011 Spa-Francorchamps - Mercedes
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2012: Mercedes
2012: Mercedes
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2012: Mercedes
2012: Mercedes
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2012 Spa - Mercedes
2012 Spa - Mercedes
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To celebrate his 300th GP - which, coincidentally, happened to be at Spa - Schumacher sported a silver lid.

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2012 Spa: Mercedes
2012 Spa: Mercedes
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2012 Spa: Mercedes
2012 Spa: Mercedes
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2012 Sao Paulo: Mercedes
2012 Sao Paulo: Mercedes
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For his last ever F1 race, Schumacher's helmet bore a special message for his fans.

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2012 Sao Paulo: Mercedes
2012 Sao Paulo: Mercedes
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