Schumacher to receive testimonial trophy 21 Oct 2006
History's greatest footballer to honour its greatest driver
Ferraris Michael Schumacher is to be presented with this one-off trophy at Sundays Brazilian Grand Prix. Legendary footballer Pele will hand over the specially-commissioned cup to mark Schumachers retirement from Formula One racing and thank him for his contribution to the sport.
The presentation is due to take place before Schumacher - himself a keen footballer - starts his 250th and final Grand Prix, which will decide whether he will be crowned champion for a record-extending eighth time.
It will not be Peles first official appearance at Interlagos. The Brazilian - a long-time fan of Formula One racing - famously waved the chequered flag at the wrong car on a previous visit to the circuit a few years ago.