Michael Schumacher

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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's 91 F1 career race wins set a record (since broken by Lewis HamiltonHamilton, Lewis
(Sir Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton), 1985–, British race car driver. After winning several European and world karting championships, he joined the British Formula Renault series in 2002 and won the championship in 2003, moved to the Formula Three Euroseries
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). He retired in 2012, and was severely injured in a skiing accident in 2013.
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MOST WORLD TITLES 7 Michael Schumacher 5 Lewis Hamilton, Juan Manuel Fangio 4 Alain Prost, Sebastian Vettel
Michael Schumacher suffered serious head injuries in a skiing accident in December 2013 and has remained in private care ever since the incident.
Seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher turned 50 last Thursday, with Formula One and his fans paying tribute to the sport's most successful driver with a mixture of celebration and sorrow.
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HAMILTON: ALL-TIME GREAT TOTAL WINS 91 Michael Schumacher 71 Lewis Hamilton 52 Sebastian Vettel MOST CONSECUTIVE SEASONS WITH A GP WIN 15 Michael Schumacher 12 Lewis Hamilton 10 Alain Prost MOST POLE POSITIONS 80 Lewis Hamilton 68 Michael Schumacher 65 Ayrton Senna y MOST PODIUM FINISHES 155 Michael Schumacher 131 Lewis Hamilton 109 Sebastian Vettel MOST PODIUM FINISHES IN A SEASON 17 M Schumacher (2002) 17 S Vettel (2011) 17 L Hamilton (2015, 2016) MOST CONSECUTIVE PODIUM FINISHES 19 Michael Schumacher 16 Lewis Hamilton 15 Fernando ALONSO MOST CONSECUTIVE POINTS FINISHES 33 Lewis Hamilton 27 Kimi Raikkonen 24 Michael Schumacher MOST LAPS LED 5,111 Michael Schumacher 3,883 Lewis Hamilton 3,331 Sebastian Vettel
The original plan was to allow Schumacher to drive demonstration laps in the same DTM Mercedes that Michael Schumacher raced in 1990 and 1991; but the car was ultimately not fit for use on the day.
London [UK], August 10 ( ANI ): Mick Schumacher, who is the son of legendary driver Michael Schumacher, has said that Formula One has always been his goal and he is still aiming for the same.
Michael Schumacher also holds the record for most race wins (91) and shares first place with Sebastian Vettel for most wins in a season (13)
"With its multiple connections to ten Formula 1 World Championship titles and its significance within the Michael Schumacher story, it is an historic artefact of true stature," Knight added in the same article.
Kehm said: "The family of Michael Schumacher is again requesting for their privacy, and the medical secret, to be respected, and to not disturb the doctors treating Michael in their work.
PARIS, Rabi'I 29, 1435, Jan 30, 2014, SPA -- Doctors treating seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher for injuries suffered during a skiing accident have started lowering his sedation level to wake him up from an artificial coma, his agent said on Thursday.