Michael Shumacher and Mercedes Are “Facing the Future Together”
The seven-times Formula 1 world champion will also represent Mercedes-Benz as an ambassador and will debut in his new position at the “Handelsblatt Pathfinder - The future starts today”, scheduled on May 1, 2013.
“The future interests me much more than the present and past. During my Formula 1 time I always believed that you must not allow yourself to rest on your laurels, but that you must continuously try to improve. In so doing I was very often able to rely on the help of all the technologies available to me in the car and use them to my advantage. That is why I am a declared supporter of driving assistance systems both in the racing car and in the road-going car”, said Schumacher.
“We are proud that Michael Schumacher, the most successful and best-known racing driver in the world, is again joining us as our partner. Right from the time when he was a Mercedes-Benz junior and of course in the last three years as a driver in our Formula 1 team, Michael Schumacher has always been committed to our company’s projects. This is why it is only logical for both sides to pool their expertise and know-how and to use them, for instance, for enhancing driver assistance systems and thus improve safety on the roads within a partnership,” Mercedes’ Executive Vice President Dr. Joachim Schmidt added.
Michael Schumacher, who retired from Formula One in 2012, spent its last three seasons in the competition at the factory-backed Mercedes GP Team.