"Quick Mick" gets behind the wheel of a Mercedes-AMG A45 in a new funny web series.
Kids, there's no fast-track to passing your driving test. Even if your name is Schumacher and you’re a very talented Formula 3 driver, you still have to get your licence like the rest of us. Michael Schumacher's son Mick is duly thus taking lessons: cue a new web series from Mercedes-Benz dubbed 'Fahrschule Furious'. 'Fahrschule' is German for driving school. See what they did there?
While many driving school cars barely hit the three-digit horsepower mark, Mick Schumacher has the opportunity to learn how to drive on public roads with a Mercedes-AMG A45 packing a meaty 375 hp. His instructor is German comedian Markus Stoll, aka 'Harry G' (you know Harry G, right?), and in this first of five episodes, he teaches Mick some of the basics, like how to check the oil level, where to find the warning triangle, and how to use the turn signals.
During the 'lesson', Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador Mick receives a message from none other than Nico Rosberg, the recently-retired Formula 1 champion. Michael Schumacher’s son also learns from the rather grumpy instructor how to fire up the hot hatch’s turbocharged 2.0-litre engine and use the accelerator pedal. What with him being a race car driver and all, it doesn’t come as a big surprise he steps on the pedal *slightly* too hard at first.
The other four episodes will be released in the following three weeks and will star safety car driver Bernd Mayländer as well as soccer player Mesut Özil, with Linkin Park music playing in the background.
18-year-old Mick Schumacher is currently at Hungaroring with Prema Powerteam for the official pre-season Formula 3 test, ahead of the first race of the championship at Silverstone scheduled for next month.