While he wasn’t on schedule to race, Mick Schumacher surely enjoyed his 190E EVO 2 rental.
While the traditional office setting for a Formula 1 racing driver takes shape as the cockpit of a high-performance race car, we as F1 fans often wonder what cars the drivers choose for everyday commutes. As we found out last year with Lewis Hamilton’s wild ride through Japan in a $250K R34 Nissan GT-R, the most desirable and exclusive cars are regularly available for professional racers, no matter where they are in the world. Leading up to the Japanese Grand Prix this past weekend, current Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 reserve driver Mick Schumacher was spotted out in the streets of Japan with Monster Energy and Top Secret driving an ultra-rare Mercedes-Benz 190E EVO 2.
Mick took to his Instagram to not only post some pictures and videos of the occasion but also to express his excitement for the chance to drive one of the most significant race cars in Mercedes-Benz‘s motorsport history. The Mercedes-Benz 190E EVO 2 is a legendary homologation special that was born to meet the requirements of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft (DTM) racing series. Under the hood is a 2.5L 16-valve four-cylinder engine that produces 235 horsepower and is coupled to a five-speed manual transmission. As for performance, the EVO 2 can sprint from 0-60 mph in around 7.1 seconds and has a top speed of approximately 155 mph. Having spent some time exploring and sightseeing around Japan in the Mercedes-Benz 190E EVO 2, this proves that Mick Schumacher is an old soul with a passion for racing classics. View all Mercedes-Benz models currently for sale on duPont REGISTRY by clicking the link below.