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Formula 1 is returning to the Czech Republic, and no, we’re not talking about a Grand Prix schedule in the Central European country, which has never happened before.
We’re referring to the notorious Formula 1 vehicle that is currently being driven on public streets. A red Ferrari F1 car was spotted coasting on the D4 highway between Pbram and Dob a few years ago.
The Czech police then requested assistance in locating the driver, which they were able to do. Due to his helmet, the 45-year-old suspect avoided punishments because it was difficult to identify him. Tens of thousands of dollars in fines on top of a one-year suspension from using the thoroughfare were the potential consequences.
These punishments don’t seem to have any impact on the offender because he is back on the road. This time, he was caught on a close-up video that is embedded above this page by one of iDNES’s readers.
The Ferrari F1 car appears to be an F2004, which was driven by F1 superstar Michael Schumacher during the 2004 season, based on the car’s pointed nose, the design of the front wing, and the shape of the engine air inlets. Additionally, it has the number 7, which, in our opinion, is a tribute to Schumi’s seven world championships, the most recent of which he won in 2004 with the F2004.
It should be noted that from 1990 to 2009, no Ferrari Formula One driver was given the number 7.
Without a doubt, Formula 1 cars are not allowed on public roads. These specialised vehicles can only be driven on racetracks and closed circuits because they do not meet standard roadworthy specifications.
Whoever the driver was, he sure was brave enough to get out in the open again. And yes, he’s still wearing a helmet, concealing his identity.