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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Schumacher mistakenly accused of crashing a Ferrari

Ferrari is adamant about denying claims that the 39-year-old F1 champ Michael Schumacher crashed a 430 Scuderia prototype on the Nordschleife circuit at Nurburgring last week, saying their test driver was responsible for the unexpected guardrail collision during a private high speed run under damp conditions.

As reported by F1-Live, Ferrari spokesman Luca Colajanni stated factory driver Raffaele de Simone was driving the test car while the seven time F1 champion sat shotgun when it crashed.

"It is normal that test drivers swap seats to compare opinions," Colajanni stated to the German publication Bild. In a report published by the newspaper, eyewitnesses maintain their claims to see Schumacher to be the one who crashed the car. Prior to the crash run, Michael was reportedly spotted giving his young son a ride in the car. Neither one were wearing a helmet supposedly.

As reported by F1-Live, Schumacher was suspected to be running upwards of 250km/h (155mph) in the prototype at the closed track test session. Luckily, the former racer turned Ferrari roadcar tester walked away unharmed.

"Michael called me and said 'We have crashed the car, but are going to continue with another one'," Schumacher's spokeswoman Sabine Kehm stated to F1-Live.

I wish I had a better picture of Michael Schumacher, but I get my images from Google image search and I don't want to break some copyright law from copying a picture from another website. I would like a large portrait to show him.

Source: F1-Live.com, motortrend.com, and wheels 24.co.za

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