Mick Schumacher driving his dad’s winning Ferrari will melt your heart
During the 1990s and early 2000s, Ferrari’s Formula 1 efforts created a legacy. Michael Schumacher put the brand in headlines, winning both driver and constructor championships for five straight years. One of the most famous cars of that winning era was the Ferrari F2002, the model that represents the pinnacle of Prancing Horse dominance. Between Schumacher and teammate Rubens Barichello, F2002s won 15 of the 19 races in which they were entered during the 2002 and 2003 F1 seasons. Schumacher alone won 10 races in the 2002 season and one more in 2003 using the F2002.
Thankfully, Schumacher’s F2002, chassis #219, still gets to stretch its legs occasionally. In this instance, an exercise session brought us this heart-warming video of Michael’s son Mick behind the wheel, tearing it up around Ferrari’s Fiorano test track.
It is not just some nostalgia ride, either. Mick has a notable racing career of his own, with the 2018 FIA Formula 3 championship firmly under his belt. As the F2002 gets prepped for a few hot laps, the video flashes back to footage of Mick’s father in chassis #219 in the lead-up to Michael’s fifth drivers’ championship.
“It was always a dream for me to drive this car,” says Mick in the video released by RM Sotheby’s. “It was very special.”
Many vintage F1 cars are relegated to a life of collection floors and careful dusting, but chassis #219 still gets to gallop around at high speeds thanks to the Ferrari Corse Clienti events. The car is maintained and prepared by in-house Ferrari mechanics and will even receive an engine and transmission rebuild prior to the next owner taking delivery. Sadly, the Redline Rebuild garage was busy, so we’ll leave this one to the Italians.
Fortunately, if watching this video lights off the high octane in your blood you could be the next driver to lap the car around the Fiorino track. You just have to be a top bidder at the upcoming RM Sotheby’s Abu Dhabi sale on November 30th. A portion of the proceeds from the sale will benefit the Keep Fighting Foundation, the non-profit initiative in honor of Michael Schumacher.