• Nov 9, 2009

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After seven Formula One World Championships and more records than your local second-hand vinyl shop, Michael Schumacher has proven incredibly adept at driving a point home. Now that he's semi-retired, well...he's still making more money than most of the active drivers in F1 (or any other form of motorsports for that matter), thanks in part to an endorsement deal with Barcardi, the Bermuda-based rum distillery with whom Schumi drives home another kind of point entirely.

To prove the point that drinking and driving don't mix, Schumacher takes once again to the wheel of a Maserati GranTurismo. Only this time he's brought along one Salvatore Calabrese to ride shotgun. Sounds straightforward enough, but the world-renowned bartender known as "The Maestro" isn't coming along just for the ride: while Schumi does what Schumi does best, Calabrese tries to do the same, to highly amusing and illustrative effect. Follow the jump to watch the video.

[Source: Bacardi via YouTube]




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      • 5 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      So what did that prove? If you drive like a maniac with a guy mixing drinks inside your Maserati, you'll trash the inside of your car?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Sorry, not meant for you Tony - I was writing about that GM drone who was going on with his BS... Not sure why this linked to your post?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think the first batch of comercials (where they had schuey driving with a bunch of people yelling in the passanger seat and other conditions designed to mimic being drunk) was much more relavant. This one is pretty funny and just serves to drive the point home.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Would someone at Autoblog please kill this moron's account - his drivel is as useful as a screen door on a submarine.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Bermuda based???? bermuda based???? Sorry but its called Puertorican Rum not bermudan rum!!!! Its Called puertorican rum because...well its made in Puerto Rico!!!! BTW i love the Hawaiian based Jack Daniels Wisky
      • 5 Years Ago
      Poor Maserati
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 5 Years Ago
      Shut up! Stupid troll
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 5 Years Ago
      Makes... me... want... to try.... Bacardi... Why... am I... typing... like... William Shatner...
        • 5 Years Ago
        @HotRodzNKustoms
        There's... someone on the bonnet... some... thing!

        I guess the police would not fall for that story if Schumi was stopped on his way home.
        "- What the deuce... It stinks in there!
        - It's not what what it looks like, mr. officer. I was filming a Bacardi add.
        - Forget it, I've heard that one before! Hands on your head, mr. Shoemaker."
        • 5 Years Ago
        @HotRodzNKustoms
        Pausalepsy... is........ conTAGious.. my........ fine sir.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That drinking and driving don't mix...........you might hit a bump and spill your drink.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I bet you they got the idea from Top Gear when Jamie Oliver tried to make a salad in a van while the stig was doing a hot lap.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I grinned.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Drink beer. It comes in a can and fits in the cup holder.
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