WATCH | The incredible sound of a V10 F1 car: on-board Schumacher's F2004, driven by his son

F2004. Image: F1.com
F2004. Image: F1.com

• Ferrari completed its 1000th Grand Prix at Mugello. 

• The milestone was achieved at a track owned by the company in the hills of Tuscany. 

• Michael Schumacher's son, Mick, drove his father's title-winning 2004 car before the race. 

Ferrari didn't allow their under performing cars to diminish the significance of their 1000th Grand Prix. They invited members of the Ferrari motorsport club to attend the weekend's race at Mugello, and had seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher's 2004 car on track. 

The F2004 was driven by Schumacher's son Mick to mark the occasion. The F2004 is the car the German drove to his seventh and last championship title. In 2013 he suffered serious head injuries in a skiing accident in Switzerland. 

Driving his father's championship-winning car wasn't the only action of Mugello for Mick, he finished fifth in his F2 race earlier on Sunday, enough to see him become the points leader in the championship. 

Mick is a Ferrari academy driver, and has reportedly been linked with a move up to F1. 

The on-board footage of Mick driving his father's car is enough to give anyone, with a touch of petrol in your veins, goosebumps. The V10 engine sings to a red line of 18 300r/min and produces between 630kW and 750kW. The car weighs just 605 kilograms and is 4.5 metres long, and made from moulded carbon fibre and honeycomb composite structure. 

The car's designers are Ross Brawn, Rory Byrne, Aldo Costa and John Iley. The F2004 was utterly dominant in 2004, it won 15 out of the 20 races including 30 podium positions and 12 pole positions. 

Schumacher's team mate Rubens Barrichello won two races in the season and finished on the podium 14 times. 

But last Sunday belonged to Mick Schumacher, replete in the burgundy overalls that the team's main drivers also wore to commemorate the team's first GP in 1950. 

A final thought on the video is that the V10 engine is the very essence of the sport, and while the evolution of power units sees the sport powered by turbocharged hybrid engines, it does feel good to hear the V10 again.

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