Schumacher to return to F1 at Nurburgring Nordschleife

Michael Schumacher to make return to F1 cockpit at Nurburgring Nordschleife

The legendary seven-time World Champion will make a return to the cockpit of a 2011 Mercedes Formula One car at the Nurburgring Nordschleife in May.

Schumacher to drive famous Nurburgring Nordschleife

Michael Schumacher will return to the cockpit of a 2011 Mercedes Formula One car at the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife. © 2012 AMG Mercedes GP

Schumacher, who retired for the second time from Formula One at the end of the 2012 season will drive the famous German circuit in the run up to the 24 hour race taking place on the demanding Nurburgring Nordschleife. The news of Schumacher appearance at the event will come as welcome news for circuit owners and event organisers who are currently struggling to keep the world famous track financially viable.

Schumacher grew up in close proximity to the race circuit and this morning explained his special connection to the circuit; “I have a lot of fond memories of the Nurburgring and am really looking forward to giving fans and friends from my home town of Kerpen, which is quite close to the Nurburgring, something to remember as they see me drive by.”

The 14 mile circuit rarely welcomes modern day Formula One cars due to safety concerns and this event will mark the first opportunity for race fans from around the world to see a contemporary Formula One car on the Nurburgring Nordschleife since 2007.

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