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  • Germany's fastest taxi driver: Michael Schumacher

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/sch...135500022.html



    Germany's fastest taxi driver: Michael Schumacher


    Seven-time formula one world champion Michael Schumacher shocked a cab driver by taking over the wheel in order to be on time for a flight.

    Schumacher flew into the aerodrome at the Bavarian town of Coburg on Saturday and took a taxi to the village of Gehuelz, 30km away, to pick up a new puppy - an Australian Shepherd dog called "Ed".

    But when the 38-year-old, plus his wife and two children, caught a taxi back to the airport they were short on time and, after a polite request, cab driver Tuncer Yilmaz watched in wonder as Schumacher took the wheel.

    "I found myself in the passenger seat, which was strange enough, but to have "Schumi" behind the wheel of my cab was incredible," Mr Yilmaz told the Muenchner Abendzeitung.

    "He drove at full throttle around the corners and overtook in some unbelievable places."

    Mr Yilmaz was well rewarded for the unusual journey - on top of the 60 euro ($A100) fare, he was also given a 100 euro ($167) tip.

    Schumacher's spokesperson Sabine Kehm later confirmed the story.

    The German track ace, who now lives in Switzerland, retired from formula one in 2006 after a glittering career and, despite test drives for his old team Ferarri, has insisted there is no chance of a return to racing.
    John
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  • #2
    I see a new career path for him...

    If you are really in a rush, call Shumi Taxi!
    Aaron Kupferman | 2007 BMW Z4 M Coupe | Visual Effects Electric Reality | Motorsports Photography Motorsport Lens | Other Photography AaronKupferman.com

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    • #3
      It must be one scary ride. Wonder what kind of car it was. Smart car.

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      • #4
        too bad theres no video of this
        kenchimsg.wordpress.com

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        • #5
          thats too bad (no video), it would be great for a new "Taxi" (the french movies) !!

          If nobody seen them they are pretty good especially the first ones, its pretty much a taxi driver racing through the street plus some action story around it.
          Of course there are some unreaslistic things but whatever its a movie ..


          Lucky taxi driver ! I would pay to be driven by Schumi !

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          • #6
            buzzkill

            http://www.autoblog.com/2007/12/17/s...riving-affair/
            Aaron Kupferman | 2007 BMW Z4 M Coupe | Visual Effects Electric Reality | Motorsports Photography Motorsport Lens | Other Photography AaronKupferman.com

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            • #7
              I heard the German government don't like Schuey much due to the fact that he has been avoiding millions and millions $$ of income tax for many years by living in Switzerland or something like that.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mlk_f1 View Post
                I heard the German government don't like Schuey much due to the fact that he has been avoiding millions and millions $$ of income tax for many years by living in Switzerland or something like that.
                Then they should lower their outrageous tax rate!!!
                To the right of The Sheriff. Isn't everyone?

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