Michael Schumacher goes back to his karting roots in 2013

Published on 29 Jan 2013 11:49
image
Now back in retirement, Michael Schumacher will return to his karting roots in 2013. In the days after the seven time world champion's last grand prix late last year, we reported that the 44-year-old had signed up to be a test driver for the Italian kart maker Tony Kart this year.

Spain's El Mundo Deportivo newspaper reports that the great German will in fact be racing in 2013. Preparing for his new race seat in the KZ category, Schumacher was testing his Tony Kart at the Lonato circuit in Italy last week and - reportedly - his laptimes were "very good".

Meanwhile, the Kolner Express newspaper reports that - with Hermann Tilke on board as designer - Schumacher has commissioned a new world championship-standard karting circuit near Cologne. "We will build the best track in Europe," Gerhard Noack is quoted as saying. Tilke confirmed: "The plans are ready." (GMM)

Order your Schumacher merchandise here!


Replies (0)




BE
          Grand Prix of België
Local time 19:02

Grand Prix reports of België
FP1: Rosberg tops the table, Maldonado crashes
icon
Aug 21, 10:00 - 11:30 Results
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg experienced a troubled start of the weekend with a sudden loss of power in his first run...
Read more
FP2: Scary moment for Rosberg as tyre explodes
icon
Aug 21, 14:00 - 15:30 Results
Nico Rosberg has dominated the first day of the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. The German set the fastest t...
Read more
FP3: Hamilton leads Rosberg and double Ferrari
icon
Aug 22, 11:00 - 12:00 Results Photos
Hamilton was fastest in the third practice session of Belgium at Spa. The brit were half a second faster than the clo...
Read more
Qualifying: Hamilton P1
icon
Aug 22, 14:00 - 15:00 Results
Lewis Hamilton claimed pole in today's qualifying at Spa, Belgium. The Mercedes driver locks out pole along with ...
Read more
Give your opinion!
Who was your driver of the day out of the podium finishers?



Circuit Spa-Francorchamps
 
Circuit Spa-Francorchamps
Location BE Francorchamps, Belgium
Website Website
 
Length of one lap 7.004 KM
Laps in a race 44
Length of race 308.052 KM
 
Grand Prix Calendar
Previous Grand Prix: Aug 23
BE België Spa-Francorchamps
Next Grand Prix: Sep 06
IT Italië Monza