Mick Schumacher to Drive Dad Michael’s Car at German Grand Prix
Passion, heritage and nostalgia are sure to make an appearance at this year’s German Grand Prix when Mick Schumacher gets behind the wheel of his father Michael’s F2004 race car.
The F2004 was the Ferrari that the older Schumacher drove to win his seventh and last Formula 1 title 15 years ago.
Mick Schumacher will demonstrate the famed Ferrari in an exhibition at Hockenheim on July 27 prior to qualifying, and also the following day before the drivers’ parade gets underway.
The younger Schumacher claimed his first win at Hockenheim during the FIA Formula 3 European Championship last year. Meanwhile, father Michael has conquered the German race track a total of four times, becoming the F1 champion in 1995, 2002, 2004 and 2006.
“I think it’s mega driving this car in Hockenheim,” said the 20-year-old Schumacher. “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.”
Mick is currently racing in Formula 2 for the Ferrari Driver Academy and PREMA Racing, with Hockenheim not on the F2 calendar.
“All motorsport crazy people can look forward to a very special and wonderfully loud moment,” Schumacher added.