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. 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…

  2. 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!

  3. 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

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

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

  5. 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

  6. Mike Dee (@mike-dee) said on 28th May 2013, 23:29

    He didn’t take the racing line through carousel ;)

  7. Pennyroyal tea (@peartree) said on 29th May 2013, 4:43

    Audi ads everywhere.

  8. Mike Dee (@mike-dee) said on 29th May 2013, 9:46

    This is the fastest lap with onboard video I could find:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1qmXJrfyC0
    Ferrari 599XX in 0:06:58.16

    • Mike Dee (@mike-dee) said on 29th May 2013, 10:12

      Scratch that, here is the Zonda R in 0:06:47.5
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPd0ATqvoJM
      Pretty amazing. I wonder what current F1 cars would be able to do if set up to be able to drive this bumpy track. My guess would be around 5:00-5:30.

      Niki Lauda did a 6:58 on the old track, which was 2 km longer, in 1974, and Stefan Bellof did a 6:11 on the current track with a Porsche 956.

  9. Bobby (@f1bobby) said on 29th May 2013, 22:23

    Bit disappointed. After the first 1/4 lap he just cruises around.

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