Mick Schumacher got behind the wheel of his father’s Jordan 191 Formula One car at Silverstone today, in an iconic moment for the talented young driver.
The son of Michael Schumacher made his debut this season with the Haas team, the same year that marks the 30th anniversary of his dad’s start in Formula One.
Eddie Jordan famously gave the German a seat with the Irish team back in 1991 and today, Mick was let loose on the Silverstone track in that exact car as part of a Sky Sports piece ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix.
On a number of occasions, Mick has been given the chance to drive past cars piloted by his father during his lucrative career, including the Benetton B194 as well as his final title-winning car; the F2004.
The Haas team took to Twitter to share some pictures of the 21-year-old firstly writing ‘something special happened today’, followed by a later post simple captioned ‘iconic‘ alongside a gallery of photos.
F1 fans swarmed to the post with one writing; “This is just too much for me… Brb I’m gonna cry.”
Another reminisced about the Schumacher era writing; “One of the prettiest F1 cars of all time.
“The car synonymous with the F1 debut of one of the sports greatest ever drivers.”
Schumacher jr crossed the line in 18th at the British Grand Prix this weekend after another difficult outing for the underperforming team.
Speaking after the race, he said; “It wasn’t easy. Unfortunately, we were struggling with tires and the approach that we had.
“We were trying not to overheat the tires over the first few laps, and it seems like Nikita was pushing a bit harder in the first few laps and still managed to keep his tires in the window.
“I will have to analyze how as there was a lot of margin for me to go faster. We will have to learn from it and try and get back stronger in Budapest.”