Schumacher to race Eurofighter aircraft

Schumacher's Ferrari and Eurofighter, next Italian Air Force fighter, will race in the home of fighter pilots. Eurofighter aircraft and Ferrari F2003-GA will 'take off' together December 11, 2003 from the runways of Grosseto AFB, home of the 4th...

Schumacher's Ferrari and Eurofighter, next Italian Air Force fighter, will race in the home of fighter pilots.

Eurofighter aircraft and Ferrari F2003-GA will 'take off' together December 11, 2003 from the runways of Grosseto AFB, home of the 4th Fighter Wing of the Italian Air Force.

The world champion Formula 1 car and the fighter jet, built by four European nations (Italy, with Alenia Aeronautica of Finmeccanica, Spain, Germany and Great Britain), will perform acceleration runs on distances between 500 and 1,500 meters.

The red car will be driven by the six times world champion Michael Schumacher, while the cockpit of the Eurofighter will be taken by Maurizio Cheli, Alenia chief test pilot, former Italian Air Force fighter pilot and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut.

Hon. Filippo Berselli, Undersecretary of Defence, and high representatives of ITAF, Alenia and Ferrari will be present during the show. The day will start with a historical challenge between a Caproni 100 aircraft and an Alfa Romeo 8C-2300 on a 20 kilometer distance inside the airbase.

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