Schumacher took over the wheel of his taxi when he was perilously close to missing his plane.

We at WorldCarFans certainly know the stress of running late for a flight and having a cab driver at the helm who slams on his brakes for every yellow light.  A similar situation is apparently no problem for former Formula One star Michael Schumacher.

Over the weekend, Schumacher took over the wheel of his taxi when he was perilously close to missing his plane, according to news wire Agence France-Presse.  Schumacher was in Gehuelz, Germany, with his wife and two children to pick up a new Australian Shepherd puppy named Ed.

Needing to get to the airport in Coburg as quickly as possible, Schumacher asked the taxi driver to let the F1 champ take control.  Driver Tuncer Yilmaz relented, and looked on in stunned silence from the passenger seat of his own taxi as Schumacher flashed back to his racing days.

"I found myself in the passenger seat, which was strange enough, but to have 'Schumi' behind the wheel of my cab was incredible," Mr Yilmaz told a local newspaper.

"He drove at full throttle around the corners and over-took in some unbelievable places."

Although there is no word on if the Schumachers caught their flight, Schumi did take care of Yiilmaz, giving him 100 Euros over the 60 Euro fare.

Schumaher's spokesperson confirmed the story for AFP.

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