Onboard with Michael Schumacher on the Nurburgring Nordschleife

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Michael Schumacher, Mercedes, Nurburgring Nordschleife, 2013Watch onboard with Michael Schumacher’s car as he laps the Nurburgring Nordschleife.

Schumacher did a lap of the track in a 2011 W02 chassis ahead of the Nurburgring 24 Hours race last week.

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46 comments on Onboard with Michael Schumacher on the Nurburgring Nordschleife

  1. Joshua Mesh (@joshua-mesh) said on 28th May 2013, 11:21

    Car sounds broken at about half way.

  2. montreal95 (@montreal95) said on 28th May 2013, 11:24

    Thanks Keith! But Michael was so exruciatingly slow in most parts of the track that it’s actually painful to watch…

  3. tvm (@) said on 28th May 2013, 11:42

    Rev limiter kicking in way low, almost like its in pit lane mode…

  4. ScuderiaVincero (@scuderiavincero) said on 28th May 2013, 11:45

    Is it my birthday already? :P

  5. Spawinte (@spawinte) said on 28th May 2013, 11:52

    Dunno why they bothered with this because he was speed restricted. Faster than a certain speed and it would have counted as testing.

  6. Massonen said on 28th May 2013, 11:56

    It felt like it was Spa at some places

  7. dragoll (@dragoll) said on 28th May 2013, 11:57

    I didn’t realise how violent the cars shake on rev limiter… Thanks for the up, but agree with other comments, he didn’t really push it… Looked better from outside

  8. Yosi (@yoshif8tures) said on 28th May 2013, 12:04

    I think Red Bull should put Vettel and Webber on it and let them duel it out!

    • Cristian (@theseeker) said on 28th May 2013, 13:23

      And one of them (if not both) will get killed. Not a bad idea actually… (kidding)

    • Leejo said on 28th May 2013, 14:10

      They should put Peres and Grosjean on it and let THEM duel it out!

    • and what about knockout races?:
      round 1: Perez vs Kimi,
      round 2: Maldonado vs Chilton
      round 3: Vettel vs Webber
      round 4: Alonso vs Massa (without team orders)
      round 5: Grosjean vs Ricciardo
      round 6: DiResta vs Sutil (Paul always claims he’s better than everybody else, so let’s see)
      round 7: Rosberg vs Hamilton (to finally see who’s better
      round 8: a remembrance… Schum vs Barrichello (Hungary’s payback?).
      let’s start “destruction derby” :P …

  9. hmelis (@hmelis) said on 28th May 2013, 12:05

    Driving an F1 car at that speed makes it look like he doesn’t know the track…

  10. schooner (@schooner) said on 28th May 2013, 12:14

    He’d have probably had more fun doing hot laps of the track on Gran Tourismo 5 than potting around at those speeds!

  11. AdrianMorse (@adrianmorse) said on 28th May 2013, 12:32

    What an incredible track, and this video made me realise how tight many corners are on the tracks of today’s calendar (and of course, how much they are alike). The Nordschleife has so many fast corners, one flowing into the other, that it would be absolutely spectacular to see an F1 car tackling it in earnest.

    Of course, racing a fast single-seater here is also incredibly dangerous, but still, it would be nice if someone tried to do a lap at 95% (if the tyres can manage that percentage, of course…) in a modern F1 car. Any more tyre tests coming up, Pirelli ;-) ?

  12. Tricky (@tricky) said on 28th May 2013, 12:41

    I think you can just hear Sabine Schmidtz saying “Ten minutes, I tell you something, I do that lap time in a van”.

  13. Track reminds me of Spa because of the scenic beauty. Much better race track than Monaco anyday.

  14. Jack Lenox (@jacklenox) said on 28th May 2013, 15:01

    Well what an anticlimax. I was really looking forward to this but it seems as though he’s just coasting round off the accelerator for most of it. What was the point of this?

  15. Mads (@mads) said on 28th May 2013, 15:05

    When I saw the first part on the GP circuit with all that oversteer and corrections, I thought, great! But then it just ended up like a cruise in a fast car.
    Fair enough that he can’t go bananas out there, they are on toy car like demonstration tyres and it would be quite an embarrassment to crash. But why does he need to trundle along at snails pace? Relative to the car he is in of cause…

  16. electrolite (@electrolite) said on 28th May 2013, 16:21

    Dosappointing, but kind of crazy to see just how fast F1 cars are even when they travel at excruciatingly ‘slow’ speeds…

  17. Corey Waller (@walle200) said on 28th May 2013, 16:32

    So much for Schumacher having a stab at Heidfeld’s lap time. I thought Mercedes would give him a “proper” send off!

  18. GR (@gr) said on 28th May 2013, 17:11

    Can you even imagine what is going on in his head? Conceivably this could be the last time he ever drives a Formula 1 car at a reasonable pace in front of a crowd on a proper track. Watch it again with that in mind and it adds a whole new element to the video…

    • Leejo said on 28th May 2013, 18:04

      As long as Schumi breathes he will have the opportunity to drive an F1 car in front of a crowd

  19. Fisha695 (@fisha695) said on 28th May 2013, 17:44

    Download video, place in Windows Movie Maker, increase speed x2.

  20. pwright78 (@pwright78) said on 28th May 2013, 18:40

    Just as well he wasn’t using 2013 Pirelli tyres, they would have gone over the infamous “cliff” before he made it to the Carousel

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