1996 Michael Schumacher Signed Replica Bell Feuling Italian GP Ferrari F1 HelmetNow Sold
1996 Michael Schumacher Signed Replica Bell Feuling Italian GP Ferrari F1 Helmet
Bell Feuling replica helmet of the one used by Michael Schumacher in his inaugural Italian GP win at Monza in 1996. The replica helmet comes fitted with a race-used visor signed by Schumacher. The win represented Ferrari’s first in Italy since 1988.
In 1996 Schumacher was coming off back-to-back Championships while driving for the Benetton team when he was signed by Scuderia Ferrari for the 1996 season. Schumacher was enticed by the Maranello organization with an eye to reviving its fortunes as previous year’s results had been poor, with the team last winning the Drivers’ Championship in 1979 and the Constructors’ Championship in 1983. The team also recruited designer Rory Byrne and Technical Director Ross Brawn who, along with Schumacher, have been credited with turning the once-struggling team into one of the most successful teams in Formula 1 history winning six consecutive World Championship titles in the process.
The helmet has Schumacher’s iconic Ferrari design with black, red, and yellow wide faded bands encircling the helmet representing Schumacher’s home nation colors. On the back, in the yellow section, is the Scuderia Ferrari iconic black ‘Prancing Horse’ logo, and in the red section is a DVAG branding logo decal. The blue graphic design on its top has six stars around its edge and one in the center. Dividing these two motifs is a white band with orange pin-striping that has the Marlboro chevron logos and lettering within the band, Marlboro being Ferrari’s main sponsor at the time. The bottom third is in white and also has Marlboro chevron logos on its cheeks, with Schumacher’s name and logo on both sides. The signed visor has a Ferrari/Asprey red sun strip and also has one tear-off still attached.
The helmet comes with a full Certificate of Authenticity.