Mick Schumacher to drive his father's 2004 F1 car ahead of Ferrari's 1000th GP

Third placed Mick Schumacher stands on the podium after the feature race of the Formula 2 Championship at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Image: Bryn Lennon / Getty.
Third placed Mick Schumacher stands on the podium after the feature race of the Formula 2 Championship at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Image: Bryn Lennon / Getty.

• Ferrari celebrates its 1000th Grand Prix at Mugello on Sunday for the Tuscan GP. 

• Michael Schumacher's son, Mick, will drive his father's 2004 championship-winning car to mark the occasion. 

• Schumacher is the sport's most successful driver, winning seven world titles, five of them with Ferrari. 

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Seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher's presence will be felt on Sunday for Ferrari's 1000th Grand Prix at Mugello.   

Schumacher's son, Mick, will drive his father's 2004 championship-winning car ahead of the Tuscan GP,  Reuters reports. The F2004 is the car the German drove to his seventh and last championship title. 

He suffered serious head injuries in a skiing accident in 2013 in Switzerland. 

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Schumacher's 21-year-old son is currently competing the F2 championship and comes off a win in Monza last weekend. He is currently in second place in the standings with 143 points, six points adrift of Callum Ilott. 

Mick is part of the Ferrari driver academy and has been linked to a move up to F1 next year. 

The race is a milestone for the Italian team who have competed in every season of the sport since 1950. Mugello is owned by Ferrari and is located 120km from its Maranello headquarters. 

Ferrari will don their cars in a livery inspired by the car used in their first GP, the 125S. The SF1000 cars will don a burgundy hue used at the 1950 Monaco GP. 

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