Schumacher to reach 300-race mark in Spa

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.