Video: Mick Schumacher drives dad's 2002 F1 championship-winning Ferrari 


Michael Schumacher took the F2002 to three race victories; son Mick drives it for the first time before the car is auctioned

Mick Schumacher with his father's 2002 championship winning Ferrari F2002

Photo: Remi Dargegen/RM Sotheby’s

Ferrari’s 2002 F1 championship-winning car has returned to the track with a Schumacher at the wheel.

Mick Schumacher drove the F2002, which his father took to three race victories, in a run at Ferrari’s Fiorano track before the car is auctioned later this month.

Chassis number 219 was part of Michael Schumacher’s fifth title-winning season, winning at Imola, the A1-Ring and in the French Grand Prix at Magny-Cours, which secured the championship.

“It was always a dream for me to drive this car,” said Mick. “It was also the first time for me to drive a Formula 1 car on the Fiorano track so it was very special.”

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The Ferrari will be auctioned ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the RM Sotheby’s Yas Marina Circuit sale.

Currently owned by a private collector, it’s estimated to fetch between $5.5m and $7.5m (£4.2m and £5.7m) and a portion of the price will go to the Keep Fighting Foundation; the charity set up by Schumacher’s family.

Mick Schumacher next to Michael Schumacher's F2002 Ferrari

Photo: Remi Dargegen/RM Sotheby’s

“Bringing together Mick and the F2002 was a special moment for everyone involved as well as an historic moment for both Formula 1 and Ferrari,” said Oliver Camelin, car specialist at RM Sotheby’s.

“To witness Michael’s son, in this incredible car, at the home of Scuderia Ferrari was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and truly underlined the significance of the F2002 to Michael and Ferrari’s racing legacy.”

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