Mick Schumacher to Drive his Father's Iconic Mercedes at Goodwood Festival

Mick Schumacher, son of the legendary Michael Schumacher, will take the driver's seat in his father's 2011 Mercedes Formula One car at the esteemed Goodwood Festival of Speed this July.

by Faruk Imamovic
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Mick Schumacher to Drive his Father's Iconic Mercedes at Goodwood Festival

In a thrilling announcement that intertwines the threads of motor-racing history with its vibrant present, Mick Schumacher, son of the legendary Michael Schumacher, will take the driver's seat in his father's 2011 Mercedes Formula One car at the esteemed Goodwood Festival of Speed this July.

Continuing the Legacy

Mick Schumacher, who is currently a reserve driver for Mercedes, will breathe life into the powerful W02, the very machine his father piloted with remarkable skill and precision between 2010 and 2012.

This was during Michael's spectacular comeback to Formula One racing after a period of retirement. The younger Schumacher's excitement for the event is palpable. "It's going to be spectacular to run in my dad's 2011 car, the W02, even if it is only a short run," he exclaimed.

"Just experiencing this generation of cars will be mega!"

Embracing History with Every Lap

His enthusiasm runs deeper than the thrill of the drive, hinting at the emotional and symbolic ties that bind him to the iconic vehicle.

"Knowing that he raced this car makes it extra special, and there will be many emotions coming with it," Mick reflected, referring to the powerful nostalgia and legacy his father left behind. While Mick has previously had the opportunity to commandeer some of his father's previous race cars, including those from his stints with Benetton and Ferrari, this marks the first occasion he'll be behind the wheel of a Mercedes his father once helmed.

"I have been lucky enough to drive one of his Benetton cars and some of the Ferraris he raced, but this will be the first time behind the wheel of a Mercedes he drove," he shared, brimming with anticipation. "I am sure I will get out of it with a big smile on my face." In a poignant tribute to his father's legacy, Mick Schumacher will blaze across the tracks of the Goodwood Festival, reaffirming the lasting influence of his father in the fast-paced world of Formula One.

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