December 13, 2007, - 3:00 pm

Attention, Cabbies: When Your Race Car Driver Fare Makes You the Backseat Driver

By Debbie Schlussel
This must have been an interesting cab ride:
Retired Formula One race car driving champ Michael Schumacher and his family were late for the airport in Germany. So, Schumacher booted his taxicab driver and drove, er . . . raced the cab to the airport himself:

“It was sheer lunacy,” cabbie Tuncer Yilmaz told the Muenchener Abendzeitung newspaper. “He took the curves with full speed, but you couldn’t even notice it. He just knows how to do it.”

Schumacher gave him a $146 tip plus the $88 fare.

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If this had happened in America, a litigation lawyer would have had a field day with it!

There is NO Santa Claus on December 13, 2007 at 8:38 pm

“He took the curves with full speed, but you couldn’t even notice it. He just knows how to do it.”
The $146 tip was probably for the driver’s laundry bill…

Southernops on December 14, 2007 at 8:26 am

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