Sebastian Vettel to wear special USA and Austin themed helmet

designed by competition winner in the United States

For this weekend’s running of the United States Grand Prix, four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel will wear a specially designed USA 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, 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 One 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.”Sebastian will wear the helmet for the first time in Free Practice One, and thereafter high resolution photographs will be available to download from: