Charles Leclerc is dedicating his Abu Dhabi GP helmet to his Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel, whose chapter with the Scuderia will come to an end on Sunday evening.
The helmet tributes for this weekend continue to pour in with Leclerc following George Russell’s nod to the Williams family, while Vettel himself has also whipped up a special edition lid for his final outing with Ferrari.
Leclerc has had the upper hand over Vettel since he joined Ferrari at the start of the 2019 season, and while there have been a few run-ins and contentious moments between the pair – Interlagos last year comes to mind – the Monegasque and Vettel have overall enjoyed a god relationship at the House of Maranello.
Leclerc’s tribute design, partly inspired by Vettel’s own helmet motif, is undoubtedly a measure of the respect the two-time Grand Prix winner feels for the four-time world champion.
“New helmet for the last race of the season,” Leclerc wrote on social media. “Danke Seb ! Let’s make this last race a good one.”