Michael Schumacher raced with the Jordan 191 at the 1991 Belgium Grand Prix weekend before signing with Benneton
By F1total.ca staff
Mick Schumacher enjoyed a very special moment in the Silverstone racetrack on Tuesday.
The Haas driver drove the Jordan 191 – the model his father Michael, the legendary seven-time world champion, made his F1 debut with at the 1991 Belgium Grand Prix weekend. Michael Schumacher impressed by qualifying seventh on Saturday but retired from the race in the first lap with gearbox issues.
He signed with Benneton for the remainder of the season, the team he won the 1994 and 1995 championships and drove for until signing with Ferrari for the 1997 season.
Mick Schumacher, a Ferrari Driver Academy product and signee, made his F1 debut 30 years after his father’s with Haas. He won the 2020 F2 championship.
The 22-year-old German previously drove two of his father’s other historic cars: the Benetton B194, Michael’s first championship-winning car, which he tested in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, in 2017, and the Ferrari F2004, Michael’s last championship-winning car, which he tested at Mugello, Italy, last year.
The moment was part of a feature by Sky Sports hosted by former F1 driver Karun Chandhok that will air as part of their Belgium Grand Prix coverage in August.
Check out some pictures from the moment: