Schumacher to reach 300-race mark in Spa

Associated Press  |  Last updated August 30, 2012

VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 03: Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP prepares to drive during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 3, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
Michael Schumacher says he's pleased to have been awarded honorary citizenship of Spa, where he will compete in the 300th race of his career on Sunday. The 43-year-old German has developed a special affinity with the Belgian circuit, the site of his F1 debut in 1991 and the first of his record 91 race victories a year later. He's poised to join an exclusive club this weekend when he lines up on the grid. Only Brazilian driver Rubens Barrichello, with 326 races, has more than Schumacher.
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