Mick Schumacher drives his dad’s F2004 at Ferrari’s 1,000th grand prix

The F2004 won 13 out of 18 races in 2004
by Tom Harrison | Sep 15, 2020
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Last weekend’s Tuscan GP was a bit chaotic, but Lewis Hamilton nonetheless held on to win his sixth race so far this 2020 Formula 1 season, extending his lead in the drivers’ championship to a massive 55 points over teammate Valtteri Bottas.

Hamilton is now just one win away from equaling Michael Schumacher’s all-time record. The German won 91 races in his F1 career, many of them en route to the five world championships he won with Ferrari. The Scuderia couldn’t let its 1,000th grand prix pass without paying tribute to Michael’s success, so it wheeled out the title-winning F2004 for Schumacher’s son Mick to pedal around Mugello.

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Michael won his seventh and final world championship in 2004 when Mick was only five years old. Now 21, Mick is leading the Formula 2 championship with Prema Racing. And given another chance to drive his dad’s old car (he had a go at Hockenheim last year), he didn’t hang about. The F2004 is one of the most dominant cars in the history of Formula 1, winning 13 of the 18 races it entered in 2004.

And doesn’t it just sound tremendous? It’s from the V10 era, when F1 cars were powered by nat-asp 10-cylinder motors making 1,000hp (give or take) and over 18,000rpm. Click here to watch the video.

NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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