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Schumacher Jr "amazed" by father's Benetton

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Schumacher Jr "amazed" by father's Benetton
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Aug 27, 2017, 12:26 PM

Mick Schumacher said he was "amazed" to drive his seven-time Formula 1 world champion father Michael's title-winning Benetton ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix.

Mick Schumacher drives the Benetton Ford B194
Mick Schumacher drives the Benetton Ford B194
Mick Schumacher drives the Benetton Ford B194
Mick Schumacher talkes to Ross Brawn, Managing Director of Motorsports, FOM

European Formula 3 Championship podium finisher Mick drove one lap in the Benetton B194, in which his father won eight races on the way to his first world championship crown.

Schumacher wore a special helmet that incorporated his usual design on one side and half of Michael's original design on the other.

The run was organised to commemorate Schumacher Sr's 1992 win, his first in F1.

Schumacher told Channel 4 it was "great" to drive the 1994 machine, and added: "I'm just amazed by the car."

The Spa-Francorchamps circuit is synonymous with Schumacher's F1 career.

He made his grand prix debut at the track in 1991 for Jordan, qualifying seventh but retiring with a clutch failure.

One year later Schumacher took the first of his record 91 victories at Spa, beating Nigel Mansell through a combination of strategy and the Williams developing a misfire.

Another Schumacher landmark, his record number of 68 pole positions, was matched by Lewis Hamilton in qualifying for Sunday's grand prix.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mick Schumacher
Author Scott Mitchell