Six-time world champion Michael Schumacher lost out to the Eurofighter Typhoon at the Baccarini military airport... Six-time world champion Michael Schumacher lost out to the Eurofighter Typhoon at the Baccarini military airport in Italy today when the German ace couldn’t get up enough speed over the course of the three set distances.
While taking victory at the 600 mark, Michael was simply no match for the jet fighter over the 900 and 1,200 meter destinations.
The jet took to the main runway of the Baccarini airport outside of Grosseto while Michael's F1 contender raced alongside on an asphalt track. Rain may have played a small part in the final outcome, the F2003-GA running on wet weather tyres for the duration, however the driving rain didn’t stop thousands of spectators from cheering the Ferrari driver on.
"It was a very interesting experience and I was glad to be here today,” Michael enthused afterward. “It was very impressive.”
This was the third time a race such as this has taken place, the first being back in 1931 when Tazio Nuvolari put his Alfa Romeo to the test against a biplane, and lost. The second and most famous race was back in 1981 between Gilles Villeneuve in the Ferrari 126 CK turbo against a F-104 jet fighter in northern Italy, with the F1 legend emerging victorious!