As a prelude to the Nurburgring 24 Hours race that kicks off May 19th, Michael Schumacher will be racing his Mercedes Formula One car against four of the latest Mercedes AMG cars around the Nordschleife circuit of the Nurburgring.
For those of you who don’t recognize the Nordschleife name, it’s one of two circuits that comprise the Nurburgring.
Which four cars will Schumacher’s W02 F1 car be racing against? An A45 AMG, E63 AMG S-Model, SLS AMG Black Series, and an SLS AMG GT3 (above), according to Motor Authority.
Don’t worry, the cars will be given staggered start times to make the race at least a bit fairer. If it all goes according to plan, though, the high-powered Mercedes cars should all hit the finish at the same time.
“Driving around the Nordschleife in a Formula One car will be an unforgettable experience both for me and for the motor racing fans,” Schumacher said in a prepared statement. “The legendary Nordschleife, famous throughout the world, is the perfect place for this demo, and the Mercedes-Benz vehicles taking part are all fascinating, powerful cars, a unique parade for all the spectators and car enthusiasts gathered there as they hurtle past.”
We sort of wish we could join the Germans for a beer or two in the woods to watch the Nurburgring 24 Hours race. Hopefully some good videos will be posted. Should one catch our attention, we’ll bring it to you along with our coverage of the 24-hour race later this month.