There's a good reason why Formula One teams make two cars with one seat each instead of one car with two seats. Well, there are a lot of good reasons, actually, one of which is being that F1 drivers don't like riding shotgun, something that is immediately apparent after watching this video.

Even when Infiniti took Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber to the Nürburgring Nordschleife in preparation for the German Grand Prix last weekend on the neighboring circuit, they gave each driver his own car, even though they each packed five seats. Now it's time for Mercedes-Benz to take its turn, bringing its own talents to the storied Green Hell for a little fun and publicity footage.

After Michael Schumacher took his junior teammate Nico Rosberg around the legendary track for a quick tour, it was Rosberg's turn to chauffeur his employer's new brand ambassador, David Coulthard, for a hot lap in the SLS AMG. This, despite the fact that Rosberg had never driven the circuit before. Good thing DC only found out that particular bit of information after the lap was done.

Follow the jump to watch the video, and if you pay close attention towards the beginning, you just might notice Coulthard getting in little dig on his longtime rival Schumacher.



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      benzaholic
      • 3 Years Ago
      Love it when DC tightens up his seat belt when Nico starts talking about trying to catch some air.
      Dynamho
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's about control. F1 drivers are probably control freaks and have phobias about not having it.
      Antony
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice helmet, DC...
      maxauthority
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cool video
      soonermike
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hard for me to believe that Nico had never driven the 'ring before. Regardless, I hope my first time is in a Merc SLS LOL
      rocketjohn2000
      • 3 Years Ago
      Always fun times at the ring...
      • 3 Years Ago
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      ph001c
      • 3 Years Ago
      DC's a good sport, hamming it up for the camera a bit. It's just not F1 w/out a Scotsmen driving. Glad to see Di Resta is decent.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ph001c
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      Duane
      • 3 Years Ago
      EPIC! LOL!