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Michael Schumacher's credentials run the gamut: 1995's youngest double Formula 1 World Champion, most career wins, most wins in a season, most consecutive wins, etc. Now he can add a notch on his belt representing his role as test driver for Ferrari... or at least for a day.

Autocar spies caught a rare sight the other day -- a Ferrari 599 GTB on the Nurburgring rather than its test track in Fiorano. After witnessing some pretty serious hot rodding, the photographers zoomed in on the driver... only to see one Michael Schumacher at the wheel. Future profession for Schumi, or entertaining day trip? Hopefully we'll find out soon. High-res photo available here

Thanks for the tip, Wang Meng!

[Source: AutoCar]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      that must be some SICK acceleration, because they just came out of a corner that isn't that fast. And its not like one of the back wheels are up from braking, its the front wheel which has the engine on top of it. Damn. Thats powerful..
      • 8 Years Ago
      Geez, buddy. You're being driven around the 'ring in a Ferrari piloted by Schumacher. You think you could crack a little smile?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow. He's three-wheeling that corner in the high-res photo...
      • 8 Years Ago
      @weconway

      He's probably trying to hold his wee :-)
      • 8 Years Ago
      They needed someone who could drive an Enzo.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The new job what michael will be under taking i am so pleased with him,whatever he does he knows whats best, as for his wages $85.5 million a year he deserves every cents and dollars going after all he has worked hard and a great guy in company, he is a good saving not like many celebrities save there money they waste it all on drugs,booze or other rubbish, michael spents it wisely.i wish him well.
      • 8 Years Ago
      wow, what a dream job that would be. Just below underwear model photographer.
      • 8 Years Ago
      can you even begin to imagine how insane it would be to be the passenger with him driving the ring??

      betcha he's got one of those little ferrari "passports" that were featured in a post a week or two ago...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Maybe it's just his private vehicle that's he's having a drive in...I mean he IS German, why not take it to the best driving track in the world to have a go?
        • 8 Years Ago
        It's definitely not his. It has manufacturers plates on it, never mind the fact that it's covered in some sort of protective film and it has an antenna on the passenger's window to transmit test data.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That is the exit of the smale Karusell at the Schwalbenschwanz not the famous large Karusell. Lifting there the inside front wheel has nothing to do with engine power..it is a indication that the chassie is extrem stiff and allows next to no torrsion.. many testmulse do that. The Aston Martin DB9 testmule did the same there.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Maybe they figured they'd just as soon put Schumi behind the wheel as expensive Ferraris have been going up in smoke as of late?