Day: October 1, 2020

Mick Schumacher earns F1 practice slot

Mick Schumacher will take part in first Friday practice with Alfa Romeo at the Nürburgring next week as Ferrari seek to give its three leading junior drivers Formula One race weekend experience.

Britain’s Callum Ilott will take part in the same session with the Ferrari-powered Haas team while Russian Robert Shwartzman will get his chance on the final Friday of the season in Abu Dhabi with Haas or Alfa.

Schumacher, son of Ferrari great and seven-times world champion Michael, is leading the Formula Two standings ahead of the Eifel Grand Prix weekend at the German circuit.

“The fact that my first participation in a Formula One weekend will take place in front of my home audience at the Nürburgring makes this moment even more special,” said Schumacher, 21.

Ferrari-powered Alfa Romeo and Haas both have potential vacancies for 2021.

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2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Final Drive Review | Goodbye for good

Once upon a time, I was a test driver working for Roush. I’d show up to a Ford building in Allen Park, Mich., at 6 a.m. five days a week, be given a set of keys, a drive route, a massive stack of paper and then be sent on my merry way for about seven hours. Every car I drove was a Ford or Lincoln in one of the various stages of pre-production builds. Nineteen-year-old me was in love with the gig. And c’mon, what teenage car nut wouldn’t love being paid to drive a brand-new car around?

But not all brand-new cars are created equal. Every brutally early morning, I’d stand in line, waiting. Eventually, names were called and the keys start flowing. “No cobra snake on that one, or those three. There’s still hope,” I thought to myself.