Mick Schumacher, the 18-year-old F3 ace – the son of seven-time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher, will drive a 1994-spec Benetton, at Spa ahead of Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix will mark the 25th anniversary of his dad’s first Formula 1 win.
Sabine Kehm, a manager for both father and son and spokeswoman for the family, confirmed to Reuters that the 18-year-old would be at the wheel before this weekend’s race at Spa-Francorchamps.
Schumi, the seven times world champion who suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident in France in 2013, took his breakthrough win – the first of a record 91 career victories – at the circuit on August 30, 1992.
Schumacher won the first of his record 91 Grand Prix victories in Belgium in 1992 and having made his F1 debut at Spa the year before for Jordan.
The German F1 legend would win two titles for the Enstone-based F1 team, the first coming in the B194 that his son will drive this weekend.
Mick is working his way through the junior motor racing series and is currently competing in European Formula Three after a debut in Formula Four.
Kehm said it had not been possible to use a 1992 Benetton for the demonstration, due to mechanical and insurance issues, but the 1994 one was in running order and would be transported to Spa from Cologne on Thursday (NZT Friday).
Schumacher’s private collection of cars, from his boyhood karts to final Mercedes F1 car, is due to go on show at Motorworld Cologne next year. The permanent collection will also include trophies, racing suits and other memorabilia.