Still in pole position: We take a closer look at Ferrari’s epic journey to 1000 F1 races

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For many fans, F1 and Ferrari go hand-in-hand. (Photo: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
For many fans, F1 and Ferrari go hand-in-hand. (Photo: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

It was an incredible moment for people watching the young Schumacher get behind the wheel of the F2004. It was the same car his father drove to his seventh and last Formula One championship title so it was fitting that the son following in his footsteps should be in the driver’s seat to celebrate Ferrari’s 1 000th Grand Prix.

History and emotion whirled as Mick Schumacher got the ride of a lifetime. The 21-year-old was dressed in the same burgundy suit used during the racing car’s debut at the Monaco GP in 1950.

No driver has won more races for Ferrari than Michael Schumacher. And Mick, with his icy blue eyes and cool composure, evoked memories of his dad.

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