He may not be in his prime, but he is a seven-time Formula 1 world champion and currently holds nearly every record there is in the sport.
Love him or hate him, Michael Schumacher had the guts to make a comeback after a three-year absence and at the age of 43, instead of basking in his glory and wealth, he’s fighting the young guns in tracks around the world.
Joining Mercedes GP was kind of like going back to his roots. In 1990, Schumacher, along with Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Karl Wendlinger, was a member of the Mercedes junior racing program at the World Sports Prototype Championship and drove the Sauber-Mercedes-Benz C291.
In F1, promotional events go with the territory and Schumi was the natural choice for Mercedes-Benz’s commercial for its top-of-the-range sports car [Ed. note: this ad was first released in 2010].
The model in question is the SLS AMG Coupe and Herr Schumacher is doing a loop in a tunnel while a rescue team is watching intensely.
You can view the video of Schumi doing a Maverick (for those of you who remember Top Gun) impersonation behind of the wheel of the SLS AMG right after the jump.
By Andrew Tsaousis