Schumacher To Demonstrate Mercedes F1 Car On Nordschleife

Schumacher will take a 2011 Mercedes around the 'North Loop' (Photo Credit: Mercedes F1 Team)

Michael Schumacher is to demonstrate a 2011 Mercedes Formula One car on the Nurburgring Nordschliefe next month.

The seven-time champion will complete a lap of the fearsome 13 mile track that hosted the German Grand Prix on 18 occasions from 1956-76. Schumacher himself has five f1 victories at the track, though on the modern GP circuit that will again host F1 this July.

“I have many fond memories of the Nürburgring and with this drive I am looking very forward to making my fans happy close to my home town of Kerpen,” said Schumacher. “But also for me it is a fantastic experience to drive a current Formula 1 Silver Arrow around the Nordschliefe when one considers that the myth of Silver Arrows was established there. A lap with a modern Silver Arrow on the most beautiful and most difficult race track in the world, is a fascinating combination and a motor highlight for every racer.”

Schumacher’s will take to the track on May 19 ahead of the start of the 2013 Nurburgring 24 Hours, which this year is scheduled to run from the Sunday to finish on Monday May 20.

The entry list for the race – also released today – is once again led by works supported teams from Porsche, BMW, Aston Martin and Audi, with the Ingolstadt brand defending their 2012 race victory.