Jean-Eric Vergne (again!)
And not quite a tribute but…
There was no homage being paid by David Coulthard to Michael Schumacher when the then-McLaren driver donned Schuey’s helmet for the 1996 Monaco Grand Prix. Coulthard had been forced to ditch his trusty Saltire-liveried lid after he had trouble with it misting up in the pre-race warm-up.
A last-minute appeal to Schumacher – who shared the same helmet supplier – resulted in the German very sportingly lending Coulthard his spare helmet for the race. It turned out to be lucky for DC – he was one of only three drivers to finish that year’s race, ending up in second place behind surprise victor Olivier Panis.