NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Infiniti today launches an exclusive competition to design the helmet worn by Formula One Triple World champion Sebastian Vettel at the U.S. Grand Prix.
Race fans from all over America are being invited to submit their most creative designs to Infiniti. The winning entry will be personally chosen by Sebastian Vettel, who will wear the helmet for the Friday practice sessions and Saturday qualifying session at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas on November 15 and 16. The lucky winner plus a friend will also enjoy a VIP weekend at the U.S. Grand Prix with Infiniti, including meeting Vettel himself.
Participants will be able to submit their designs directly to the Infiniti competition website at www.infiniti-gp.com/competition/vettel-austin-helmet and can be done through the user-friendly design application on the homepage. For applicants who prefer to get creative by hand, they can download the helmet template and simply draw their design on paper. Those who have their own design applications are welcome to use them for their entry. Entries close at 7:59 a.m. ET on Sunday, September 29 and will be judged on Monday, September 30.
Sebastian Vettel is the youngest ever Triple World Champion and currently leads the 2013 Formula One World Championship. This year, the 26 year-old German also became Infiniti's Director of Performance and has been involved in the development of the new Q50 and the recently announced Infiniti Q30 Concept. As well as his race-winning performance on the track, he is also well known for using a different helmet design for every race.
Commenting on the competition, Sebastian Vettel said: "The helmets I wear are very important to me, as each one has a special meaning or a connection with the race in question. Normally I work closely with my helmet designer to come up with a new design for every other race, and this is the first time I've given the fans the chance to do it for me. I can't wait to see what they come up with!"
The competition is open to US residents 18 and over only. Click www.infiniti-gp.com/imageCompetition/terms/vettel-austin-helmet to view the full terms and conditions. Latest updates on the best entries will be highlighted on the Infiniti GP Facebook page at www.facebook.com/infinitigp.
Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with sales operations in approximately 50 countries. The Infiniti brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan and the United States. Production in China and Europe will start soon along with the expansion of the brand's portfolio.
As the Title Partner and Vehicle Performance Partner of Infiniti Red Bull Racing, Infiniti has a far-reaching technical collaboration with the Formula One team, and Sebastian Vettel, its triple World Champion driver, serves as Infiniti's Director of Performance.
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About Infiniti in Formula One:
Infiniti, the premium automotive brand, starts the 2013 season as Title Partner and Vehicle Performance Partner of Infiniti Red Bull Racing. With a deepened technical collaboration across people, process and technologies, an 'open door' approach is enabling both sides to access a pool of innovation, new technologies and R&D resources in the shared pursuit of precision and performance.
Since the partnership's inception in 2011 it has already seen the launch of the Infiniti FX Vettel Edition and product development input from Sebastian Vettel and test driver Sebastien Buemi for the all-new Infiniti Q50 premium sports saloon. Infiniti continues to be the most visible automotive brand in Formula One, and the deepened partnership will ensure closer alignment on an increasing number of future team collaborations.
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