Multiple drivers pay tribute to Schumacher on helmets (PHOTOS)

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Seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher is the subject of several tributes being sported by drivers on their helmets during this weekend’s F1 season-opener in Australia.

The visor of four-time reigning World Champion Sebastian Vettel bears Schumacher’s stylized “MS” logo.

Former Schumacher teammate Felipe Massa and Marussia driver Jules Bianchi also have the stylized “MS” but on the top of their respective lids.

Schumacher’s manager, Sabine Kehm, reported earlier this week that the F1 legend has made “small, encouraging signs” of progress as he continues to be slowly awakened from his coma.

Holmatro, INDYCAR renew partnership in five-year extension

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Holmatro, a long-time partner of INDYCAR and title sponsor of the Holmatro Safety Team, have renewed a long-standing partnership that will see Holmatro and INDYCAR continue their partnership in a five-year contract extension.

“Holmatro has been a trusted partner and supplier in Indy car racing for more than 20 years,” said president of competition and operations Jay Frye. “Holmatro’s growth parallels some of the great strides made in safety for INDYCAR drivers and teams. We’re pleased to see this partnership continue, as it is a great benefit to everyone in the paddock.”

Holmatro’s relationship with INDYCAR dates back to 1991, when they first supplied tools to the safety team of the CART sanctioned PPG IndyCar World Series. Holmatro branding will continue to be featured on the firesuits, vehicles, and transporters of INDYCAR’s safety team throughout the agreement.

“Holmatro is extremely pleased to extend our partnership with INDYCAR for another five years,” said Tony Barboza, general manager for Holmatro. “We’re extremely proud to be affiliated with the premier on-track safety team in the world. Members of the safety team serve on their home fire departments when not at INDYCAR events and, like them, we believe in constant improvement and innovation. When the race is for life, you can count on the INDYCAR Safety Team and Holmatro rescue tools.”