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Michael Schumacher

Schumacher, Michael

(sho͞o`mäkhər), 1969–, German auto race driver, b. Hürth-Hermühlheim. Regarded as the best Formula 1 (F1) driver of his era, he debuted as a racecar driver in 1988 and within two years had become Germany's Formula Three champion. His first F1 race was the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix, and his first F1 victory was in the same event in 1992. Schumacher drove with the Jordan team (his first race), Benetton (1991–95), Ferrari (1995–2006), and Mercedes (2010–12). He won the world championship in 1994, repeating the feat in 1995. His career was interrupted in 1999, when he suffered a broken leg in his first severe crash, but in 2000 he began a five-year reign as world champion, becoming the first driver to win the F1 title seven times. Schumacher has 91 career F1 race wins. He was severely injured in a skiing accident in 2013.
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Dubbed "Little Schumacher," after Formula One legend Michael Shumacher, Laleh Seddigh had to fight her family and her nation's male-dominated theocracy to realize her dreams.
Skiing was recently in the news because of the ski accidents at the start of 2014 involving Formula One champion Michael Shumacher and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Most of the people behind wheels on normal roads think they are in an F1 race or they are better than even Michael Shumacher, so why not teach them the F1-style driving - we may have less accidents.
Hamilton (McLaren) and Romain Grosjean (Lotus) 2 Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) and Jenson Button (McLaren) 3 Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus) and Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) 4 Felipe Massa (Ferrari) and Pastor Maldonado (Williams) 5 Beuno Senna (Williams) and Nico Hulkenberg (Force India) 6 Mark Webber (Red Bull) and Pauld di Resta ( 7 Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) and Sergio Perez ( 8 Kamui Kobayashi ( and Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso) 9 Michael Shumacher (Mercedes) and Daniel Ricciardo (Toro Rosso) 10 Heikki Kovalainen (Catherham) and Vitaly Petrov (Catherham) 11 Charles Pic (Marussia) and Timo Glock (Marussia) 12 Pedro de la Rosa ( and Narain Karthikeyan (HRT)
NUMBER ONE: Fernando Alonso (centre) celebrates his victory next to Lotus F1 driver Kimi, Raikonen (left) and Mercedes McLaren Mercedes driver Michael Shumacher
The opening race of the season kick-starts a modern era in the sport, with a revamped points system, a host of new teams and the rets urn of seven-time world champion Michael Shumacher.
He said: "In Bahrain I've cooked for the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia in his summer home as well as many famous race car drivers during Formula 1 including Michael Shumacher and, most recently, for Don Johnson (of Miami Vice fame) and his family on a visit to Bahrain.
8 HOW many F1 World titles has Michael Shumacher won?
THE news that seven-time Formula One champion Michael Shumacher is to retire at the end of the season, although expected, is still a blow to the sport.
Alonso does his victory dance on the podium yesterday after edging out Michael Shumacher in yesterday's Bahrain Grand Prix (left)
Michael Shumacher during first qualifying at Hockenheim yesterday
Tres hechos quedaron para la historia del Gran Premio de Espana: el triunfo de Michael Shumacher, piloto aleman al servicio de la Ferrari F2001, la actuacion del colombiano Juan Pablo Montoya (Williams FW23 BMW), al ubicarse segundo y el rompimiento del motor, en la ultima vuelta, del finlandes Mika Hakkinen (McLaren MP4/16 Mercedes).