Reliving Schumacher's Ferrari career with his former boss

Reliving Schumacher's Ferrari career with his former boss

The man responsible for bringing Michael Schumacher to Ferrari, former president Luca di Montezemolo, takes F1 Racing on a guided tour of a new private collection dedicated to the career of the seven-time champion, reports JAMES ROBERTS

In a long glass cabinet sits a pristine line of caps: each one was worn by Michael Schumacher during a specific year in his career. At the end of the row are a few silver caps from those 'comeback' years with Mercedes (2010-13), but predominantly they are red.

The decade at Ferrari, 1996 to 2006, is neatly laid out, but in the middle of the line is a strange anomaly. A cap is missing. In its place is a scruffy-looking, long-haired, bright-red wig. It's peculiarly incongruous - until you realise its significance.

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