Mick Schumacher drives dad Michael’s first Formula 1 car for the Sky Sports F1 shoot at Silverstone

Mick Schumacher drives dad Michael’s first Formula 1 car for the Sky Sports F1 shoot at Silverstone

Last Updated: 21/07/21 5:59pm
Picture credit: Jakob Ebrey / @JakobEbrey

Mick Schumacher drives dad Michael’s first Formula 1 car for Sky Sports F1 shoot at Silverstone Mick Schumacher has driven the car his father, Michael, first raced in Formula 1 in a special test at Silverstone arranged by Sky Sports F1

Picture credit: Jakob Ebrey / @JakobEbrey Schumacher was little-known on the world stage when the then-22-year-rising star of sportscars was thrust into the F1 limelight in August 1991.

Next month marks the 30th anniversary of Michael Schumacher headline-grabbing F1 debut. Filming alongside Karun Chandhok for an exclusive feature that will air in coverage of the Belgian GP from August 27-29, the son of F1’s first seven-time champion completed laps in the iconic Jordan 191.

His first test outing in Jordan’s car came at Silverstone a week ahead of that year’s Belgian GP, where he immediately impressed team management and earned a race debut. The German driver then made an instant name for himself by qualifying seventh a week later at Spa-Francorchamps, a circuit he had never driven before.

Picture credit: Jakob Ebrey / @JakobEbrey Spa 1991: Michael Schumacher in conversation with team owner Eddie Jordan

Nearly exactly 30 years on and the green-liveried Jordan car of that 1991 season was back on track at the home of British motorsport, this time in the hands of Mick amid his rookie season of F1 with Haas. Spa 1991: Michael Schumacher in conversation with team owner Eddie Jordan

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