Michael Schumacher in St. Petersburg – September 2008
Seven-time Formula 1 World Champion at the Russian Karting Meeting
Within the framework of the International Congress “Road Safety for the Safety of Life”, which was held in St. Petersburg in September 2008, Karting competitions were held for the Cup of the Governor of St. Petersburg. At the invitation of the Russian Automobile Federation (RAF), the seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher arrived in the northern capital for a brief visit. Schumacher took part in the congress program and in the awarding ceremony of the karting tournament.
The competition was attended by young drivers, participants of the Championship and Trophy of Russia in the national classes “micro” and “mini”. Michael Schumacher himself congratulated the finalists and presented the cups. In her welcoming speech, the Governor of St. Petersburg, Valentina Matvienko, invited the seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher to the northern capital to open a new karting track. True, the official lady did not specify when exactly this track will be built…