Michael Schumacher and Zinedine Zidane,accepted to drive a lap at the Magny-Cours race track in a high-speed Ferrari Enzo FXX sports car on Saturday morning to help raise funds for two charities.The two champions refused to wear a safety helmet for this race.Zidane refused to wear the helmet because he wanted to have a full sensation of the car and the experience.
Given the dangers of any accident in a high-speed car at a racing circuit, it was extraordinary to see that the two champions, one of motor racing and the other of football chose not to wear helmets during the two fast laps in a black Ferrari.
Professor Gerard Saillant, one of the leading orthopaedic and traumatology surgeons, explained the value of the charity and how necessary it is to develop research into brain and spinal injuries.
Zinedine Zidane said that he enjoyed the experience with Michael Schumacher driving the car.
Michael Schumacher said that he has always been struck by the sensitivity of the F1 fans who follow their initiative to develop medical research into brain and spinal cord injuries. This showed that sport car help to mobilise people’s attention about a delicate subject that must concern everybody.