The Ferrari Schumacher took to new heights

The Ferrari Schumacher took to new heights

This record-breaking Schumi steed is set to go under the hammer at Sotheby's. Words: Damien Smith. Studio pictures: Pawel Litwinski

The Schumacher-Ferrari years: too monotonous to recall with any nostalgic glow or a glorious era of unprecedented car-and-driver Formula 1 dominance that was a privilege to witness? It really does depend on who you talk to.

But even those who remember those years between 2000 and 2004 only with a shudder must surely give credit where due. Shock-and-awe Michael Schumacher in his Prancing Horse pomp set the benchmark to which Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Red Bull and Mercedes have all since aspired. Schumi, in perfect partnership with Ross Brawn, Rory Byrne and Jean Todt, changed everything.

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