Schumacher or Raffaele de Simone crashed Ferrari 430 Scuderia prototype at Nürburgring ?!

29 07 2008

This story is becoming more interesting and fun! Yesterday (28.07.08 ) Bild report that Schumacher, the retired seven time world champion, was testing the Ferrari 430 Scuderia test mule when it was written off at 250kmh against a guardrail on the Nurburgring‘s infamous Nordschleife layout and Michael Schumacher crashed prototype test road-car.

But Ferrari spokesman Luca Colajanni insists that while Schumacher, 39, was in the passenger Seat and had driven the car that day, it was road car test driver Raffaele de Simone who was at the wheel at the time of the crash.

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“It is normal that test drivers swap seats to compare opinions,” he is quoted as saying by Bild newspaper, which says eyewitness reports identified the actual driver of the car to be Schumacher.

Colajanni continued: “In this case de Simone lost control of the car and went into the guard rail.”

He said both Schumacher and de Simone were unhurt.

But some source and spy photographer on the scene noticed it was Michael Schumacher driving! Also, as co-driver he had his son, Mick, who seemed to be enjoying some quick laps. Schumacher’s spokeswoman Sabine Kehm dismissed rumours that Schumacher’s 9-year-old son Mick was also on board at the time of the crash.

Source: Bild and CarPix

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29 07 2008
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