Michael Schumacher will mark the twentieth anniversary of his Formula One debut with a special black cap.
Next month, when the German arrives at the famous Spa-Francorchamps circuit, it will be precisely two decades since he made his debut for Jordan at the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix.
A report in the Hamburger Morgenpost said Schumacher, now 42 and the record holder of seven titles and 91 wins, will mark the occasion with a special black cap.
It will feature gold stitching for his sponsor DVAG and his autograph and gold laurels on the peak.
“Michael wanted to deliberately make no reference to any of his three teams – Benetton, Ferrari and Mercedes – but instead do something that represented him as a driver,” said spokesman Markus Schell.
Schumacher’s first Dekra-branded cap was black.
Meanwhile, the German grand prix this weekend will be the first time Schumacher races through the turn 8-9 section at the Nurburgring since it was renamed in his honour.
“Obviously I would like to believe that this is not only making me proud, but also even faster,” he said.