Michael Schumacher to Drive Formula 1 Silver Arrow at the Nurburgring

Michael Schumacher to Drive Formula 1 Silver Arrow at the Nurburgring 1 photo
Seven time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher will post a demonstration lap in a 2011 Mercedes AMG Petronas single-seater as a run-up to the 24 Hours of Nurburgring race.
Scheduled to take place on May 19 on the legendary Nordschleife “loop”, the event will mark the first outing for a modern Formula One Silver Arrow at the Nurburgring since Juan Manuel Fangio’s victory in 1954. Retired from Formula One, but still close to Mercedes-Benz as the brand’s ambassador and advisor for future developments, the German driver is determined to give his fans something to remember.

“I have a lot of fond memories of the Nürburgring and am really looking forward to giving fans and friends from my home town of Kerpen, which is quite close to the Nürburgring, something to remember as they see me drive by. 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!,” said Michael Schumacher.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time, Schumacher retired from the sport in 2012, with seven world championships, 91 wins and 155 podiums to his name.
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