12.13.07 10 years ago 11 Comments

Formula One driver Michael Schumacher was worried that his cab driver in Germany wouldn't get him and his family to the airport in time for their flight.  So he commandeered the driver's seat.

"It was sheer lunacy," cabbie Tuncer Yilmaz told the Muenchener Abendzeitung newspaper. "He took the curves with full speed, but you couldn't even notice it. He just knows how to do it." […]

When Yilmaz picked up the seven-time Formula One champion and his family at the Coburg airport, he was star-struck. "I was so nervous," Yilmaz said. "I was so confused that I almost forgot all traffic rules." So on the way back to the airport Schumacher, the most successful driver in Formula One history, asked Yilmaz to slide over so he could drive.

That's a great story. I mean, there are places in the world where people actually recognize Formula One drivers.

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