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Michael Schumacher is a German racing driver who raced in Formula One. He is the only driver in history to win seven Formula One World Championships. According to the public, he was the most successful driver in the history of the sport because of his consistent driving performance on wet tracks.
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Key Facts & Information
- Michael Schumacher was born in Hürth-Hermülheim, Germany on January 3rd, 1969. He is the oldest son of Rolf Schumacher, who worked as a bricklayer, and his wife Elizabeth. He has a younger brother named Ralf Schumacher.
- He grew up in a modest family-environment. When he started his career as a driver, his father worked a second job as a repairman to support his son’s racing.
- Schumacher’s interests in racing started when he was young. Aware of his driving talents, Schumacher’s father later took him to the karting track at Kerpen-Horrem where he became the youngest member in the Karting Club. At six years old, he won the first club championship.
- He continued his racing by gaining support from local entrepreneurs. Schumacher had his first driver license in Luxembourg when he was 12 years old.
CAREER AND CONTRIBUTIONS
- The year of 1984 was his starting point where he began his career as professional racer. He later left school and worked as a mechanic. From 1984 to 1991, he had won racing awards in various competitions, including:
- Winning the Formula König, an open wheel racing series in 1988.
- Winning the German Formula 3 Series under Willi Weber’s WTS Formula Three team and Macau Grand Prix in 1990.
- At the end of 1990, he joined the Mercedes junior racing program. Under the Mercedes team, he won 5th place in the 1990 World Sportscar Championship Season at motorsport race track in Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez track at Mexico.
- He continued to win another race again in the 1991 World Sportscar Championship Season. He ranked in the 9th place at the final race in Autopolis at Japan.
- In 1991, he finished in the 2nd place during the Japanese Formula 3000 Championship.
- Schumacher’s Formula One career started when he made his debut with the Jordan-Ford team at the 1992 Belgian Grand Prix and Mexican Grand Prix, ranking in first and third respectively.
- From 1994 – 1995, he participated in 16 races and won nine races in the ‘Formula One’ championship.
- The next year, Schumacher left Mercedes and signing a contract with Ferrari. He stayed in the Ferrari team for ten years. First, he finished the competition in 1996 with 59 points, but he stepped up his performance to 78 and 86 points in the following years.
- Schumacher achieved his top performance on 2000. He earned 108 points and then still achieving the victory in each season for the next four years. He obtained his highest points in 2004, when he collected 148 points during the race season.
- He continued to race until 2006, and retired for four years. During his retirement, he acted as racing adviser to Ferrari, through doing race tests of Ferrari race cars.
- In 2010, he returned from the retirement and joined the new team from Mercedes. From 2010 – 2012, Schumacher won some racing competitions including the Spanish Grand Prix, Canadian Grand Prix, and European Grand Prix which was his last racing performance before the ski accident.
- Until presently, there are no other racers who can compete with Schumacher’s performance. He broke several F1 records, including most world championship titles, most race wins, most fastest laps, most podium finishes, and many more.
PERSONAL LIFE AND LEGACY
- Schumacher married Corinna Betsch in August 1995. Together, they have two children, a daughter named Gina-Marie and a son named Mick. His son is also a race car driver.
- In December 2013, Schumacher suffered a horrific accident while skiing with his son in the French Alps. He had a serious head injury which caused him to be put in a medically induced coma. He is currently with his family recovering from memory loss and paralysis.
- Besides being known as a professional racer, Schumacher was also recognized for his charitable acts.
- He had donated a large sum of money to improve education for children and developing poverty areas. In 2002, he was named as ‘UNESCO Champion’ for his strong advocacy on promoting children education. He also donated $10 million for disaster relief after the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake happened.
- Schumacher was one of the top richest athlete in the world. His accumulated net worth is around $800 million figure.
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- Michael Schumacher Facts
- The Legendary Racer
- F1 Hall of Fame
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- Rush Review
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