In 1973, at the age of just four years old, Michael Schumacher sat in a kart for the first time on the circuit in the city of Kerpen, Germany. Fifty years later, the Monegasque brand MONGRIP™, in collaboration with the KEEP FIGHTING FOUNDATION, a charitable institution established by the Schumacher family, pays tribute to the seven-time Formula 1 world champion and this special anniversary.
KEEP FIGHTING FOUNDATION was entrusted with the task of selecting a piece of MONGRIP™ memorabilia to create the prestigious new Limited Edition of the Legend collection: the choice fell upon a tyre used during Michael Schumacher's historic victory at the 1996 Monza Grand Prix.
It was September 8th of that year and the Prancing Horse team had not won in the "Temple of Speed" for eight years. A passionate crowd of 120 thousand fans flooded the Italian racetrack, painting the gray asphalt as red as their fervor. Upon reaching the podium, Michael expressed his joy with a leap that would become a ritual with each of his future successes. Reflecting on that day, he said: "I have never seen so much emotion in the fans. It is a true collective madness and this is possible only in Italy. It's fantastic, I had goosebumps on the podium: the fans have waited a long time for this result and they deserve it all!".
A left rear slick tyre signed by Michael himself, mounted on his F310 and used in the unforgettable Ferrari home race, is the rare relic from which MONGRIP™ and the KEEP FIGHTING FOUNDATION have decided to create the limited edition MZ96.
Along with the printed certificate of authenticity containing all the information and images related to the tyre used by Michael Schumacher during the 1996 Monza race, an NFT card will be included. Through this card, the bracelet's owner can obtain the digital certificate of authenticity via blockchain.
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