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‘There will be many emotions’ – Mick Schumacher preparing for ‘special’ drive in father Michael’s Mercedes at Goodwood

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BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - APRIL 27: Mick Schumacher of Germany, Reserve Driver of Mercedes looks on in the

Mercedes have announced that Mick Schumacher will be in attendance at next month’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, driving his father Michael's 2011 race car, the W02.

Schumacher joined the eight-time world champions at the start of 2023 as a reserve driver, after two seasons with Haas. Since then, Schumacher has had his first taste of on-track action for the team, earlier this month in the W14 at the Pirelli tyre test in Barcelona.

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The German will now get another go out on track, but this time in the W02 at Goodwood, the same car his seven-time world champion father, Michael, drove in 2011 for Mercedes.

A delighted Schumacher, who will be attending the event for the first time, said: "It’s going to be spectacular to run in my dad’s 2011 car, the W02, even if it is only a short run.

“Just experiencing this generation of cars will be mega. Knowing that he raced this car makes it extra special, and there will be many emotions coming with it.

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"I have been lucky enough to drive one of his Benetton cars and some of the Ferraris he raced. But this will be the first time behind the wheel of a Mercedes he drove. I am sure I will get out of it with a big smile on my face.”

The W02 was the second car designed and built by Mercedes after purchasing the team in 2009. Raced by Michael and eventual 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg, it became a regular points scorer en route to fourth in the constructors’ championship in 2011.

Schumacher will be teaming up with another former Haas driver, Esteban Gutierrez, as the Mexican is set to drive the Silver Arrows' 2021 championship-winning car, the W12, at the same weekend.

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