Monday, 29 April 2013

Schumacher is back in a Mercedes... but only for a lap of honour!

Michael Schumacher is to get behind the wheel of a Mercedes again next month for one final lap of honour. The seven-times Formula One world champion retired from the sport for a second time at the end of last season after a three-year spell with the German manufacturing giant.

Earlier this year, Mercedes announced an ambassadorial role for the 44-year-old who is also assisting with future developments of road cars.
Last hurrah: Michael Schumacher will make one final appearance in a Mercedes

On May 19, ahead of the 24-hour race at the Nurburgring, Schumacher will drive a Mercedes F1 car from 2011 around the legendary 14-mile Nordschleife circuit to say ‘thank you’ to the fans for their years of loyal support.

It will be the first time since Juan Manuel Fangio’s victory on August 1, 1954 that a modern F1 Mercedes has driven on the track at the Nurburgring.

Schumacher said: 'I have a lot of fond memories of the Nurburgring and am really looking forward to giving fans and friends from my home town of Kerpen, which is quite close to the circuit, something to remember as they see me drive by.
Iconic: Schumacher will do a lap of honour at the Nurburgring
'But it will be a fantastic experience for me too, driving along the Nordschleife in a state-of-the-art Formula One Silver Arrow, particularly in view of the fact the Silver Arrow’s legend began there.

'Posting a lap in a modern car on the most beautiful and most testing circuit in the world, what a brilliant mix - it’s every motor racing driver’s dream.'


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