It’s Been 15 Years Since Ralf Schumacher Went Flying In Australia

It’s Been 15 Years Since Ralf Schumacher Went Flying In Australia

Yep, it’s been a whole 15 years since Ralf Schumacher quite literally took off at the start of the Australian Grand Prix.

If you’ve been living under a rock or are new to Formula 1, you might not be familiar with Ralf Schumacher’s airborne antics at the start of the 2002 season.

Then driving for Williams, his car was launched over the back of Rubens Barrichello’s weaving Ferrari on the run to the first corner.

As they entered the braking zone Schumacher’s car went flying into the air, before crash landing in the grass and gravel, as chaos ensued behind him.

The incident wiped out most of the field on the first lap and allowed Mark Webber to score points on his debut for Minardi. Ralf’s brother Michael, like most Sunday’s in the early 2000s, won the race.

Where have the last 15 years gone? Time flies as much as Ralf did.