Michael Schumacher is a well-known German racing driver who has won the Formula-1 racing championship seven times in his career span.
Much-publicized for his speed, fastest laps, and pole positions, Michael has numerous winning records, most of which he still holds.
His speed, quickest laps, and pole positions have made him a household name. He's competed in and dominated the track with the most consecutive finishes. He is a dreamy racer who has always finished in the top three in every competition.
Schumacher, who was born on January 3, 1969, in Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, started practising with Kart at an early age. His father was a bricklayer, while his mother worked at a café. With the support of his parents, he was able to earn his first kart licence at the age of twelve.
In 1987, Michael won the European and German Kart Championships, following which he walked out of school to pursue his dream of being a technician.
Michael won the Formula König Series for the first time in 1988. A year later, he signed with Willi Weber's WTS Formula Three team and won the German Formula 3 Series in 1990. Michael won 17 of his 30 races in wet conditions thanks to his uncanny ability to construct fast laps.
He debuted in Formula One in 1991 in the Belgian Grand Prix, swiftly establishing himself as the race's best driver. In 1994, he became the first German World Driver's Champion while racing with "Benetton," and he repeated the feat in 1995.
In the 1999 British Grand Prix, Schumacher's title run was cut short due to a leg injury. Things improved after a while, as he won five consecutive Ferrari drivers' titles from 2000 to 2004. In 2002, he was selected one of UNESCO's Champions of Sport, was voted World Sportsman of the Year twice (in 2002 and 2004), and co-founded Schuberth GmbH, which in 2004 introduced the first light-weight carbon helmets.
Michael resigned from motor racing after winning the Italian Grand Prix in 2006. He received an FIA Gold Medal for his excellent and unforgettable racing accomplishments the same year. Turns 8 and 9, originally known as the Audi and Shell Kurves, were renamed "The Schumacher S" in 2007 to honour his enormous contribution to Formula One racing. He was awarded the "Prince of Asturias Award for Sport" in the same year for his contributions to sports and social welfare.
In 2007, Schumacher returned to Formula One with the Mercedes GP Team, finishing in the top ten in a number of races. For the 2012 season, he was the Brazilian Grand Prix winner. Schumacher was awarded the title of "Officier of la Légion d'honneur" by French Prime Minister François Fillon in 2010 in honour of his racing achievements and contributions to his nation. He was awarded the "Millenium Trophy" at the Bambi Awards in 2014 after his retirement. Michael is a living legend and an inspiration to young racers.