Mick Schumacher to drive father’s Mercedes W02 at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Mick Schumacher, currently a reserve driver for Mercedes, will have the opportunity to drive his father’s iconic Mercedes W02 from the 2011 season during this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The W02, which played a crucial role in helping Mercedes secure a fourth-place finish in the constructors’ championship that year, holds a special place in the Schumacher racing legacy. Mick, who recently tested the 2023 Mercedes W14 after the Spanish Grand Prix, expressed his excitement about the upcoming event, calling it a spectacular moment to drive his dad’s car, even if it’s just for a short run.


The Goodwood Festival of Speed, held at the historic Goodwood estate in England, is a renowned motorsport event that attracts enthusiasts from around the world.

Celebrating its 30th year alongside the 75th anniversary of the Goodwood Motor Circuit, the festival promises a weekend filled with impressive displays of automotive excellence, including a diverse range of cars from different eras participating in the hill climb. Mick Schumacher will be joined by former Haas teammate Esteban Gutierrez, who will drive the 2021 championship-winning W12 for Mercedes.