Rosberg forced to alter World Cup helmet

Rosberg forced to alter World Cup helmet

17 July 2014 – Nico Rosberg will have to tweak the design of his special helmet celebrating Germany's World Cup win at his home race this weekend, it has emerged.

Rosberg published a picture of the one-off design this week via Twitter. It featured the World Cup trophy, the German flag and four stars - one for each World Cup victory by his country. However, the use of images of the World Cup trophy is restricted with the rights controlled by FIFA - Football's international governing body - and as such he has had to change it.

"Any unauthorised use of the official marks not only undermines the integrity of the FIFA World Cup and its marketing programme, but also puts the interests of the worldwide football community at stake," FIFA said.

Rosberg's manager Georg Nolte tweeted: "There will be an update on @nico_rosberg's Germany helmet design today. Will be without #WorldCuptrophy. BUT with 4 stars on it. @DFB_Team."

Rosberg, who recently got married to his long-term girlfriend Vivian Sibold and who inked a new 'multi-year deal' with Mercedes on Wednesday, leads the Formula 1 Drivers' Championship by four points ahead of this Sunday's race at Hockenheim.

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