In a race between a Ferrari and a fighter jet, score one out of three for
Formula One champion’s Ferrari F2003-GA was a nose faster than pilot Maurizio
Cheli’s Eurofighter Typhoon in the first race of 600 meters. The plane
then easily won at 1,200 and 900 meters in the drag race at a military
Cheli’s jet and the Ferrari lined up on parallel runways and went full
throttle when the green signal came, mixing the deep sound of a jet turbine
with a high-pitched Formula One engine. After covering the required distance,
the jet went airborne and then landed following each race.
Schumacher won the first race in 9.4 seconds, with the jet 0.2 seconds
behind. The jet won at 1,200 meters in 14.2 seconds, with the Ferrari
2.5 seconds back. In the final race of 900 meters, the jet finished in
13.0 seconds, with the Ferrari 0.2 seconds behind.
The Eurofighter’s top speed when airborne is listed at 1,521 mph; the
Ferrari’s limit is 229 mph.