Mick Schumacher drives his father's 2004 title-winning Ferrari

Mick Schumacher drives his father’s 2004 title-winning Ferrari around Mugello at the Tuscan Grand Prix… as F1 icon continues to battle for his life after horror skiing accident seven years ago

  • Mick Schumacher rode his father’s title-winning F2004 around Mugello
  • The drive was part of Ferrari’s celebrations for their 1000th F1 race 
  • F1 legend Michael continues to battle for his life after a horrific skiing accident 
  • The 21-year-old described the drive in the iconic car at Mugello as an ‘honour’ 

Ferrari celebrated their 1000th Formula One race by having Mick Schumacher drive his father Michael’s 2004 title-winning Ferrari around Mugello before the Tuscan Grand Prix.

The Formula Two star razzed his father’s F2004 around the Italian track ahead of lights out in a tribute to the F1 legend as he continues to battle for his life after a horrific skiing accident seven years ago.

Dressed in Ferrari’s red overalls, the 21-year-old sped round the old school circuit in the dominant car his father won 13 out of 20 races on the way to his seventh and final World Championship in 2004.

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Mick Schumacher drove his father’s title-winning F2004 around Mugello at the Tuscan GP

The F1 legend’s son drove the car he won 13 out of 20 races in his 2004 World title

Michael suffered a near-fatal brain injury back in December 2013 when he fell and hit his head on a rock while skiing off-piste in the French Alps.

Schumacher was placed in a medically-induced coma which he is now out of, but following the skiing accident seven years ago, his condition has been kept a closely guarded secret from those outside his Lake Geneva mansion.

Schumacher won 72 of his record 91 victories for Ferrari but was unable to be there to celebrate his former team’s landmark race at Mugello.

The Formula Two driver donned Ferrari’s red overalls as they celebrated their 1000th F1 race

The 21-year-old said it was an ‘honour’ to drive the iconic car around the old-school circuit

It is the second time Mick has driven his father’s F2004 after he took it for a spin at the 2019 German Grand Prix to mark 15 years since Michael’s iconic World title.

After coming back into the pits, Mick said: ‘This was always a dream for me to drive this car.

‘I drove the car at Hockenheim last year but to drive it at Mugello in non-rainy conditions has been an absolute honour.’

The sound of the V10 engine pleased many watching fans as they reminisced over the dominant car.

One fan, with Twitter username @RyanKeirWalker said ‘That noise is incredible, need to bring it back’ while @landomaxcharles said ‘just leaving this playing in the background forever because it’s literal heaven to the ears’.

Schumacher suffered a horrific skiing accident on the French Alps in December 2013

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