Mick Schumacher, Benetton B194, Spa-Francorchamps, 2017

Pictures: Mick Schumacher drives his father’s title-winning Benetton at Spa

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Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher, drove the car his father won his first championship with before the start of today’s race.

The Formula Three racer drove the car at Spa, marking the 25th anniversary of his father’s first grand prix victory at the track.

Yesterday Lewis Hamilton matched one of Schumacher’s records by equalling his career tally of 68 pole positions.

Formula One managing director Ross Brawn, who worked on all of Schumacher’s championship-winning cars and helped bring Hamilton to Mercedes as Schumacher’s replacement, said it had been “a special weekend for me personally”.

“It was a pleasure to be able to pass on the congratulations of the Schumacher family, in addition to my own, to Lewis Hamilton after he equalled Michael’s outright record of pole positions.”

“It was also wonderful to see Michael’s son Mick, driving his father’s Benetton on the circuit where he scored the first of his 91 Formula One wins in 1992. These moments make Formula One special.”

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5 comments on “Pictures: Mick Schumacher drives his father’s title-winning Benetton at Spa”

  1. Why couldn’t he have driven the 1991 Jordan or the 1992 Benetton, won’t those 2 be more symbolic given that it is Spa (the first one was the debut car and the second one was the first car with which Schumacher won).

    1. He was supposed to drive a 1992 Benetton originally but apparently couldn’t because of insurance restrictions on the car.

  2. No one could locate a set of period proper Goodyear F1 tires? Lovin’ the white BBS wheels again.

    1. last time goodyear had F1 tires those size was 1994 and its been 20 years since they lkast made f1 tires period.
      no way there will be tires that will still be able to speed down spa that old.

      on another note just LOVE the split livery helmet that schu jnr is wearing

  3. Just imagining in about 3-4 years, Michael being around and witnessing suddenly his Son is (hopefully) in F1 and seeing these photo’s…

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