F2 racer Mick Schumacher will drive Michael’s Ferrari F2004 as a tribute during F1 German GP at Hockenheim.
After having driven Schumacher’s Benetton in 2017 F1 Belgian GP, his son Mick will get a chance to drive his father’s 2004 title-winning Ferrari F2004 – Michael’s seventh and last world championship winning car – during this year’s German GP at Hockenheim.
Ferrari junior Schumacher will drive the F2004 on Saturday of the German GP weekend just before the qualifying session and also on Sunday, just before the drivers’ parade. Michael scored 13 wins and a total of 15 podiums in the 18 races that season in F2004.
“I think it’s mega driving this car in Hockenheim,” said 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.
“All motorsport crazy people can look forward to a very special and wonderfully loud moment.” At the same time, Ross Brawn, Managing Director, Motorsport, at F1 added: “It will be an emotional moment seeing Mick at the wheel of a car linked to so many great memories.
“The F2004 was a fantastic car, which took 15 wins and both championship titles in a season that can be seen as the culmination of a golden period, which was the result of all the hard work from an amazing group of people and Michael Schumacher, a supremely talented driver.
“I’m sure that all the fans at Hockenheim will be pleased to see it roaring around the track again, especially with Mick in the cockpit. One of the requests we get most often from fans is to see the cars that wrote F1 history back on track, so this demonstration run at Hockenheim will be truly unmissable.”
Schumacher is racing for Prema in F2 this year and has 22 points to be 13th in his rookie season with a best of fourth in this weekend’s sprint race at Red Bull Ring. It has been a slow start for the German as well as for the whole of Prema team.