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Schumacher to carry out Nordschleife run

25 April 2013

Michael Schumacher is to carry out a demonstration run on the Nurburgring Nordschleife next month at the wheel of a 2011 Formula One car.

The demonstration will form part of the build-up to the 2013 running of the Nurburgring 24 Hours and will be the first time that a modern Mercedes F1 machine has driven on the Nordscheife since the 1950s.

The seven-time champion will carry out the demo run at the wheel of the Mercedes W02 and admitted he was looking forward to the opportunity to drive on the iconic circuit in front of his home fans.

"I have a lot of fond memories of the Nürburgring and am really looking forward to giving fans and friends from my home town of Kerpen, which is quite close to the Nürburgring, something to remember as they see me drive by,” he said.

“But it will be a fantastic experience for me too; driving along the Nordschleife in a state-of-the-art Formula 1 Silver Arrow, particularly in view of the fact that the Silver Arrow's legend began here.

“Posting a lap in a modern Silver Arrow on the most beautiful and most testing circuit in the world, what a brilliant mix - it's every motor racing driver's dream!"

Schumacher has taken up an ambassadorial role with Mercedes after retiring from F1 for a second time at the end of the 2012 season.