Mick Schumacher will drive a Ferrari F2004, the car his father won his his final world championship in, at next month’s German Grand Prix.
“I think it’s mega driving this car in Hockenheim,” he said. “The last time I was on this track was when I celebrated my Formula 3 championship title, and now I’ll be able to drive one of the strongest cars in Formula 1 history there – a big grin creeps into my face.
“All motorsport crazy people can look forward to a very special and wonderfully loud moment.”
Schumacher is racing in Formula 2, but the series will not feature on the support bill in Germany, and race promoters were keen to see him given an opportunity to feature in the weekend. He previously drove a Benetton B194 during the Belgian Grand Prix weekend in 2017.
Formula 1 motorsport director Ross Brawn, who was technical director at Ferrari when Michael Schumacher won his final title with them 15 years ago, said “it will be an emotional moment seeing Mick at the wheel of a car linked to so many great memories.
“The F2004 was a fantastic car, which took 15 wins and both championship titles in a season that can be seen as the culmination of a golden period, which was the result of all the hard work from an amazing group of people and Michael Schumacher, a supremely talented driver.
“I’m sure that all the fans at Hockenheim will be pleased to see it roaring around the track again, especially with Mick in the cockpit. One of the requests we get most often from fans is to see the cars that wrote F1 history back on track, so this demonstration run at Hockenheim will be truly unmissable.”
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