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Ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix that is set to take place this weekend, Michael Schumacher’s son, Mick, will mark the 25th anniversary of his father’s maiden Formula 1 victory by driving a Benetton B194.
Schumacher, who has the distinction of winning seven drivers’ titles across his illustrious career, triumphed for the first time in 1992 behind the wheel of a Benetton B192 in 1992, in his first full season.
Interestingly, it will also be the 26th year since he made his F1 debut, also at the same venue.
It is now a date set firmly in the history books, as Schumacher went on to claim 91 victories in an F1 career spanning 21 years. In December 2013, though, the German suffered a serious head injury following a skiing accident and hasn’t been seen publicly since.
Sabine Kehm, who has been the manager of Schumacher for a long time, confirmed that the tribute would go ahead on Sunday morning prior to the race.
Mick would complete the laps in a B194 instead of the B192 as it isn’t available due to mechanical and insurance issues.
Mick is currently in 11th position in the European Formula 3 series.
There is a chance that Lewis Hamilton can match Schumacher’s record of most pole positions this weekend. It would bring him level on 68 such finishes.