Nico Rosberg's F1 helmet to display tribute to Germany's World Cup heroes

Nico Rosberg will pay tribute to Germany's World Cup heroes by having the famous trophy painted onto his Mercedes F1 helmet this weekend.

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Nico Rosberg will pay tribute to Germany's World Cup stars by wearing a helmet display an image of the much-coveted trophy.

The German driver will don the headgear during this weekend's Grand Prix in his homeland after Joachim Low's side earned a 1-0 victory over Argentina in the World Cup final on Sunday.

Rosberg, who today signed a new long-term deal with Mercedes, will also display 1954, 1974, 1990 and 2014 to signal the dates in which Germany won the global tournament.

The 29-year-old posted an image of the helmet on Twitter, along with the message: "this will be my Hockenheim World Cup special edition helmet with the FIFA trophy. How do you like it???"

Nico Rosberg of Mercedes GP prepares to drive during practice for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix on March 14, 2014
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