Thief filmed in act of stealing Rosberg’s helmet, now Nico wants it back
18 October, 2013
Nico Rosberg urged his fans to keep an eye out for a stolen race helmet, releasing images showing the thief in action on the night of the theft.
The German said that his distinctive yellow Formula 1 helmet was stolen at 02:00 in the hours before his home Grand Prix at the Nurburgring in July.
Rosberg, who published a photo of the theft taken from the FIA’s security camera in parc ferme, said the helmet was stolen from Mercedes’ supposedly security-guarded garage.
Rosberg also gave details of the helmet’s unique registration and FIA labels: The Schuberth helmet was registered with the Number R-NR 074/02-13. The SNELL-Label is ST 270141. FIA label gold: AH04248. FIA Label white: Nr. 134
“Let us know if any of you see [the helmet] on eBay or somewhere else,” he wrote on his personal website.
Schuberth’s Formula 1 helmets – particularly personally customised versions such as Rosberg’s – are worth thousands of euros.
Rosberg wrote on his website: “Hi everyone, My race helmet got stolen out of the security guarded team´s garage at Nürburgring GP on Sunday at 1.51 a.m. Check the FIA picture of the thief. Let us know if any of you see one on eBay or somewhere else. I have never given out an original race helmet. So if you see one then let us know. Thanks. Nico.” (GMM-Apex)
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