Thu, 31 May 2012 10:44:46 GMT

F1 headwear triggers rumours at Monaco

F1's excitable rumour-mill went into overdrive in Monaco simply because Michael Schumacher appeared without his cap.


Michael Schumacher

Mercedes Grand Prix driver Michael Schumacher, of Germany, reacts after a qualifying practice session at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Saturday, May 26, 2012.

The seven time world champion spoke at the FIA press conference on Wednesday without his usual brand-laden cap, sparking suggestions he had split with his personal sponsor.

"The reason was quite simple: he had just forgotten it and no one could get it to him in time," said Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.

Headwear was also a bone of contention for Fernando Alonso in Monaco, according to the German magazine.

When a journalist asked the Ferrari driver about his special gold helmet livery, Alonso hissed: "It's on my website."

When asked if he was in a bad mood, the Spaniard bit again: "No, but you're not prepared. And we're here to talk about the race, not about my helmet."

Source: GMM

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