A taxi driver in Germany was left shaken and stirred after handing his keys over to seven-times Formula One champion Michael Schumacher.
Schumacher, 38, asked to take the wheel as he was running late for a flight.
"I found myself a passenger, which was strange enough, but having 'Schumi' behind the wheel was incredible," said taxi driver Tuncer Yilmaz.
"He drove at full throttle around the corners and overtook in some unbelievable places."
Schumacher had flown into the Bavarian town of Coburg to pick up an Australian Shepherd dog called Ed.
He was accompanied by his wife and children to pick up the puppy and the family were late getting back to the local aerodrome for their return flight.
After giving the cabbie an unforgettable experience, Schumacher also gave him a 100 Euro tip.
The dog will be the latest addition to the Schumacher family menagerie, which includes one dog that he brought home from Brazil when his wife Corinna fell for it as it wandered around as a stray while they were at the Grand Prix in Sao Paulo.
I can’t imagine the taxi driver keeping his job, unless it is his cab. I doubt if insurance would cover a situation like that.
Interesting...but do you really need to do that with your family in the car. There will be other flights.
With apologies to Harry Chapin:
It was raining hard near Coburg,
I needed one more fare to make my night.
A fellow up ahead waved to flag me down,
He got in at the light.
Oh, where you going to, Mr. Family Man,
It’s a shame youre running late.
He just looked out the window, and said
“Let me drive this crate”.
Something about him was familiar
I could swear I’d seen his face before,
But he said, “I can drive faster than you”
And he didn’t say anything more.
What a thrill to have the greatest driver ever take the wheel of your car and give you the ride of your life. This taxi diver is going to have something to brag about the rest of his life. A story he will never get tired of telling.
Talk about rags to riches. Thats one lucky dog.
Considering no speed limits on the autobahn I bet the taxi driver had the thrill of his life.