You Can Now Buy 3D Artwork Made From Half Of Mick Schumacher’s Helmet
Jens Munser Design, the architect behind most of the liveries currently on the Formula 1 grid, has released a limited edition, 3D art piece commemorating the helmet colours of Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time F1 World Champion Michael.
The artwork in question, each of which Mick Schumacher will sign personally, prominently features an original sized, “halved Schubert helmet” as its centerpiece, and celebrates the yellow, black and green design used by the young German during his first year in Formula 2. The 2018 FIA Formula 3 European Champion finished his maiden season 12th overall in the standings having taken his first series win at Hungary with Prema Racing. Oddly, this was Schumacher’s only podium from a tough season in the F1 feeder series.
Given that each Schubert helmet – a genuine item, by the by – is hand painted to order by JMD, the process takes several weeks to complete, and is “strictly limited” to just 50 examples. Each will set its new owners back a hearty €1,699 (around $1,900 USD).
If that asking price is a touch steep, JMD also offers a ‘visor wall print’ alternative, which swaps out the split helmet for an unsigned Schubert visor mounted atop a hand-painted image on an aluminum dibond photo plate. 250 examples will be produced for a more reasonable, though still hefty, €399 (roughly $450).
This is not the first time Jens Munser Design and Schumacher Jr. have teamed up though. When Mick was invited to drive his father’s 1994-championship winning Benetton B194 at Spa-Francorchamps ahead of the 2017 Belgian Grand Prix, he donned a ‘split’ design featuring his yellow and green F3 colours with father Michael’s ’94 ‘German flag’ tribute. Earlier this year, JMD produced another ‘split’ design, this time featuring Michael’s Ferrari years’ red theme, when Mick drove the 2004 title-winning F2004 at Hockenheim.
Jens Munser is also no stranger to the Formula 1 grid, having worked with (deep breath) Sebastian Vettel, Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso, Max Verstappen, Nico Hülkenberg, Daniel Ricciardo, Rubens Barrichello, and Nick Heidfeld among many others. Munser’s first F1 creation was the chrome design Toranosuke ‘Tora’ Takagi used during the Japanese driver’s maiden F1 season with Tyrrell in 1998.
By the way, the irony of this particular writer also writing this piece espousing F1’s ‘one-helmet-per-season’ rule has not been lost on the Petrolicious office…
*Images courtesy of Jens Munser Design, LAT Images and Ferrari