Mick begeistert Fans in Goodwood

Line-up für das Festival of Speed bestätigt

Reserve Driver Mick Schumacher will light up the Goodwood Festival of Speed (14-16 July) driving the Team’s W02, the car raced by his father Michael during the 2011 season. The 24-year-old, making his first appearance at the festival, will be in attendance on both Saturday and Sunday.

Fans will also get to see the W12, the Team’s World Championship-winning 2021 challenger, running up the hill in the hands of Esteban Gutiérrez.

Mick said: “It’s going to be spectacular to run in my Dad’s 2011 car, the W02, even if it is only a short run. Just experiencing this generation of cars will be mega! Knowing that he raced this car makes it extra special, and there will be many emotions coming with it. I have been lucky enough to drive one of his Benetton cars and some of the Ferraris he raced, but

this will be the first time behind the wheel of a Mercedes he drove. I am sure I will get out of it with a big smile on my face.”

The W02 was the second car designed and built by Mercedes Grand Prix after purchasing the team in 2009. Raced by Michael and Nico Rosberg, it became a regular points scorer en route to fourth in the Constructors’ Championship. In Michael’s hands, it achieved a best result of fourth in the Canadian Grand Prix.

The W12 meanwhile needs little introduction. Driven by Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, the car took nine victories, along with a further 19 podium finishes, across an extraordinary 2021 season and secured a record-breaking eight consecutive Constructors’ Championship for the Team.

Fans will be able to get up close to both cars in the F1 Pit Lane from Friday through to Sunday. More information on the Team’s activities at Goodwood will be announced in due course.