Schumacher gets F1 run at Nordschleife
25 April 2013 – Michael Schumacher will complete a lap of the legendary Nordschleife circuit in a 2011 Mercedes Formula 1 car on 19 May, with the seven-time World Champion set to take to the track shortly before the start of the 24-hour race around the Nürburgring.
Schumacher, who retired from the sport last season, has taken on an ambassadorial role with the German marque and is set to complete a variety of promotional events.
"But it will be a fantastic experience for me too, driving along the Nordschleife in a state-of–the-art Formula 1 Silver Arrow, particularly in view of the fact that the Silver Arrow’s legend began here. Posting a lap in a modern Silver Arrow on the most beautiful and most testing circuit in the world, what a brilliant mix – it’s every motor racing driver’s dream!"
It will be the first time since 2007, when Nick Heidfeld completed a demonstration run for BMW, that a modern Formula 1 car tackles the 20.81-km (12.93-mi) German circuit.