Michael Schumacher Thank You demo run at Nürburgring Nordschleife

F1 champ Michael Schumacher took to the track today in the run-up to the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring in saying a big thank you to German fans. This is the first time a modern day Formula 1 Silver Arrow graced the Nürburgring Nordschleife after 1954 when Juan Manuel Fangio’s claimed victory. Schumacher took to the track in the 2011 MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 W02 at the start of the 24-hour race around the Nürburgring.

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The last time Schumacher got on the Nordschleife was in July 2011 in a Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow Stromlinie W196. The iconic vehicle was the 1st Formula 1 Silver Arrow that gave Mercedes-Benz 2 world titles with Juan Manuel Fangio at the wheel in the 1954 and 1955 season.

Michael Schumacher ended his F1 career last season with MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS. Last month the star driver and Mercedes-Benz made a long-term brand ambassador partnership announcement that isn’t limited to motor racing and F1. His involvement with the brand will revolve around developments in the future, including further development of Mercedes-Benz safety and comfort systems “Intelligent Drive”.

Nico Rosberg too joined in to celebrate with 200,000 fans camping and sitting it out for the 24 hour race. Nico took to the wheel of a yellow SLS for his Nordschleife demo run with a little rain for company. The 5 cars upfront saw Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg, Bernd Schneider, Bernd Mayländer, and Karl Wendlinger steer their vehicles around the track.

 

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