Schumacher drives the Nurburgring Nordschleife

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Michael Schumacher, Mercedes, Nurburgring Nordschleife, 2013

Michael Schumacher drove a demonstration lap of the Nurburgring Norschleife for Mercedes today.

Schumacher got back behind the wheel of a W02 which he raced in 2011, the second year of his comeback for Mercedes.

He drove the 25.378km (15.769 mile) track today as part of the build-up to the Nurburgring 24 Hours endurance race.

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22 comments on Schumacher drives the Nurburgring Nordschleife

  1. ScuderiaVincero (@scuderiavincero) said on 19th May 2013, 23:58

    Will they be releasing any onboard footage? *cross fingers*

  2. Fisha695 (@fisha695) said on 20th May 2013, 0:07

    [Insert timely joke about the degradation of the tires here]


  3. fangio85 (@fangio85) said on 20th May 2013, 0:55

    The nordschleife is actually 20.8km @Keith collantine. The pictures show he drove the combined circuit, used for the 24 hour race.

    • @fangio85 They actually started at the 2nd corner (of the combined circuit, meaning the switchback immediately after the first corner) and ended the lap half way up the Döttinger Höhe.

      • fangio85 (@fangio85) said on 22nd May 2013, 8:02

        Yeah, like I said. My point was more about the article saying he drove the nordschleife and it was a 25km circuit. Like I said, just being picky lol :)

  4. fangio85 (@fangio85) said on 20th May 2013, 0:58

    ^- sorry for being picky lol. I would love to see the footage!

  5. icemangrins (@icemangrins) said on 20th May 2013, 1:16

    He is in a great shape… should he be racing again in F1?

    • Comander said on 20th May 2013, 14:52

      Still hope so!!! I´d really love that, He´s at very good pace and still has the flame of driving and velocity !! If not we can see the recorded races and notice again the excellent driver was … who knows what happen in 2014 ?? ;)

  6. fangio85 (@fangio85) said on 20th May 2013, 1:58

    @icemangrins, schumacher has always been a great athlete. Look at those guns! I would put my money on schuey over any current driver in a fist fight lol :)

  7. dkpioe said on 20th May 2013, 16:35

    would have been much more interesting if he did this in his prime at ferrari, this all seems boring and utterly pointless, unless he drove quick which he didnt.

  8. gnrpoison (@gnrpoison) said on 20th May 2013, 17:18

    I know it use to be part of the World Sportscar Championship in the 1980s but was it still a round of it when Schumacher was driving the Sauber Mercedes entry?

  9. Lew Numba 1 (@lew-numba-1) said on 21st May 2013, 21:11

    I knew it was going to be a slow, sad lap, and indeed it was. They should let him spend all day warming up and getting a feel for each corner, then give him some fresh tires and let him actually go for a quick lap.

    Sabine Schmitz driving the Ford Transit on Top Gear was far more entertaining.

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