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201225 May

Group Photo at the German Football Camp

There was an adrenaline rush at the German national football team’s training camp in Tourrettes with around two weeks remaining before the start of the European Championships, when Mercedes’ Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg paid a short visit to Joachim Löw’s squad.


Like good guests should, the two Silver Arrow drivers brought along a nice surprise, namely, two brand new Mercedes-Benz A-Class. German national team members Lukas Podolski, Marco Reus, Andre Schürrle and Tim Wiese didn’t need asking twice to go for a 18 kilometre tour of the Haute-Provence with the two Formula One drivers.


Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg took the wheel and gave the four young players, an unforgettable experience, driving along the winding country roads against the picturesque backdrop of the Côte d’Azur.


“The A-Class with its sporty handling is perfect for twisty roads like this, and we showed the guys just what the car can do,” said a delighted Nico Rosberg. Lukas Podolski seemed particularly impressed by the power of the new A-Class. Soon after the completing the drive he said: “This car is really lively and has plenty of power.”


The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class promises to be an agile performer on four wheels, and is expected to do well in the luxury compact car segment. According to company sources, some of the features found in the S-Class will now be available in the A-Class, providing value and quality to customers.


Marco Reus commented after the drive: “The A-class is very close to the pulse of my generation. It’s very sporty in appearance, yet elegant. And to be driven by a living legend like Michael Schumacher, life hardly gets any better.”


Michael trying his hand at football


Michael Schumacher too was full of enthusiasm; during the ride, the self-confessed football fan took the opportunity to ask the players how preparations for the European Championship were going. And what’s more, later, under the critical eye of national team coach Joachim Löw, the Formula 1 drivers themselves enjoyed a kick-about with the team in the training camp. “I think we made a good impression and my invite to join the European Cup squad is already in the post,” said the seven-time world champion, with a wink. As for the German team’s title hopes, he remains very optimistic: “Here in Tourrettes, I’ve seen a highly motivated young team that is incredibly hungry for success. Being so determined gives them their best chance of victory.”


Michael Schumacher’s special charisma has always made him a welcome guest at the national team, and team manager Oliver Bierhoff told us: “Michael Schumacher is a huge idol for our young players, and they can benefit tremendously from his experience and advice when the pressure is on.”





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