• Dec 11, 2007

Ever found yourself sitting in a taxi, thinking you could pilot that cab much better than its driver? Well, who hasn't, but that's rarely an option. If only everyone recognized your driving talent. Unfortunately most of us don't get that kind of recognition. Unless, of course, you're Michael Schumacher.

The seven-time world champion was with his family in Munich en route to the airport, and like the rest of us, they were running late. Naturally Schumi asked the driver, Tuncer Yilmaz, if he could drive, and the next thing Tuncer knew, he was riding shotgun as Michael did what Michael does best.

Needless to say, the Schumacher family made their flight, landed in Coburg and picked up their new dog from the breeder. (Seriously). The cabbie, for his part, attested to having the ride of his life, and in addition to the fare, got a generous tip.

[Source: F1-Live]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      this make no sense...


      at all.

      but yeah... it is awesome!

      • 7 Years Ago
      so in conclusion he just wanted to drive a cab... only rational reason as to why on earth he would be catching a cab and flying commercial. obviously.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Better question is why is he slumming it and flying commercial? Last I heard he owned at least one jet.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Man, that would be so sweet to be driving a cab, pick up Michael, and then have him drive! So cool. I'd let him drive in an instant, haha.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yea I thought Schumacher would at least have his own driver.

      Missing a flight would be the last of his worries.. and if he wanted a dog I'm sure it would be delivered to his doorstep within 10 hours.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ok, that's just f%cking awesome.
      • 7 Years Ago
      So, this cabbie gets to ride shotgun to the Kaiser no less... and gets paid -plus tip- for that?
      That would make anyone's day.
      • 7 Years Ago
      No No No, the rest of the story............
      On the way the Chief of police see the speeding Cab,
      says to the Mayor who is on ride along.... This guy is going down! He gets out of the car.... walks up and turns White apologizes , runs back to the squad and get in front with siren and lights. Mayor asks What is going on? I don't know but that Turk riding in the cab Has Shummi as a Cabbie so I am not messing with him!!!!
      And so this is the real story.... really.-matt
      • 7 Years Ago
      I read in the Turkish newspaper. He was using his private jet but he had to make it to Italy for an appointment. That's why he was in a hurry. If it was just him, he would not have been late to the airport. But, hey, you have to remember, his family was with him.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm glad that at least the taxi driver recognized who Schumacher was, otherwise he would have been yelled at by the family because he didn't let him drive.
      • 7 Years Ago
      this is the van Schumi was driving, an Opel Vivaro:

      http://www.balticlines.lv/images/opel_vivaro_3.jpg
      • 7 Years Ago
      I have NO idea what Michael would be doing in a Cab, but if this is true.....
      I sure the Cab driver had the ride of his life!!!
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