[235] However, it was delayed due to producers needing more time to work through sensitive and previously unseen family footage. Schumacher accepted the decision, and apologised. 2009  J. Button, 2010  S. Vettel 2013  S. Vettel After his second pit-stop, however, Schumacher came out ahead of Häkkinen and went on to win the race and the championship. [72], In 2004, Schumacher won a record 12 of the first 13 races of the season, only failing to finish in Monaco after an accident with Juan Pablo Montoya during a safety car period when he briefly locked his car's brakes. [27] He finished third in the Drivers' Championship in 1992 with 53 points, three points behind runner-up Patrese. [168], The 1998 Canadian Grand Prix saw Schumacher accused of dangerous driving when his exit from the pit-lane forced Heinz-Harald Frentzen off the track and into retirement. Michael and his rival Mika Häkkinen, however, are so focused on the decisive race in the title fight that all they can feel are their good vibes. In recovering from the incident Vitantonio Liuzzi's car collided with Schumacher, barely missing his head. Häkkinen then took another two victories, before Schumacher won at the Italian Grand Prix. Schumacher holds the following records in Formula One: Schumacher had a voice role in the Disney/Pixar film Cars. [102], In his capacity as racing advisor to Ferrari, Schumacher was present in Budapest for the Hungarian Grand Prix when Ferrari driver Felipe Massa was seriously injured after being struck by a suspension spring during qualifying. [182], Schumacher's younger brother Ralf and his son Mick are also racing drivers. Towards the end of the race, held at Jerez, Schumacher's Ferrari developed a coolant leak and loss of performance indicating he may not finish the race. 20 years ago Michael wins his first title with Ferrari. 1989  A. Prost, 1990  A. Senna After beginning his racing career in karting, Schumacher enjoyed success in several junior single-seater series. [92] Schumacher confirmed his retirement. 2002  M. Schumacher In April 2002, for his contributions to sport and his contributions in raising awareness of child education, he was named as one of the UNESCO Champions for sport,[143] joining the other eight, which include Pelé, Sergey Bubka and Justine Henin. Motorsport journalist Joe Saward reported that after qualifying "clumps of German journalists were talking about 'the best talent since Stefan Bellof'". 1963  J. Clark Mercedes held that "the combination of the race control messages 'Safety Car in this lap' and 'Track Clear' and the green flags and lights shown by the marshals after safety car line one indicated that the race was not finishing under the safety car and all drivers were free to race. He now had the same Renault engine as Williams. [122], Schumacher clashed with Vitaly Petrov in Valencia, and with Kamui Kobayashi in Britain, and marked the 20th anniversary of his Formula One début at the Belgian Grand Prix. Schumacher was born in Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, on 3 January 1969,[1] to Rolf Schumacher, a bricklayer,[2] and his wife Elisabeth. [236], All race and championship results (1991–2006) are taken from the official Formula 1 website (Formula1.com). In the closing laps, Schumacher made a mistake, allowing Häkkinen to attempt to overtake. [151], On 30 April 2010, Schumacher was honored with the Officier of Légion d'honneur title from French prime minister François Fillon. His 2004 salary was reported to be around US$80 million. Sport | Vormel 1. Ultimately, the story of Schumacher's return well depend on the 2012 season as he continues to get to grips with the car. [67], Schumacher broke Juan Manuel Fangio's record of five World Drivers' Championships by winning the drivers' title for the sixth time in 2003, a closely contested season. 1997  J. Villeneuve [196] Additionally, he paid for the construction of a school for poor children and for area improvements in Dakar, Senegal. [99], In 2007, former Ferrari top manager Ross Brawn said that Schumacher was very likely and also happy to continue testing in 2008; Schumacher later explained his role further saying that he would "deal with the development of the car inside Gestione Sportiva" and as part of that "I'd like to drive, but not too often". However, Weber advised Schumacher that being exposed to professional press conferences and driving powerful cars in long-distance races would help his career. The Japanese Grand Prix saw Schumacher lead three laps during the race, marking the first time he had led a race since 2006. The Hungaroring incident was ruled to be dangerous and Schumacher received a 10 place grid penalty for the next race. [2] Their step-brother Sebastian Stahl has also been a racing driver. 1971  J. Stewart This was due to his stopping his car and blocking part of the circuit while Alonso was on his qualifying lap; he still managed to work his way up to fifth place on the notoriously cramped Monaco circuit. Schumacher was noted throughout his career for his ability to produce fast laps at crucial moments in a race and to push his car to the very limit for sustained periods. Schumacher has lost none of his racing instinct. There was again some controversy, however, at the Austrian Grand Prix, where his teammate, Rubens Barrichello was leading, but in the final metres of the race, under team orders, slowed down to allow Schumacher to win the race. 1962  G. Hill [96], Schumacher attended several Grands Prix during the season. [200] Presenter Jeremy Clarkson hinted later in the programme that Schumacher was not the regular Stig, which the BBC subsequently confirmed. [111] The new Mercedes team was their first majority involvement in an F1 team since 1955. The Scalextric Model Team : Mercedes GP Petronas Driver : Michael Schumacher Race : 2011 F1 Season Michael Schumacher in any car is a must have for all F1 fans. A Ferrari spokesman said the short drive was done for the Fiat board of directors who were holding their meeting in Maranello. He finished sixth in the first race of the season at the Bahrain Grand Prix. He won the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award twice, in 2002 and 2004 for his performances in the 2001 and 2003 seasons respectively. [95] The tifosi and the Italian press, who did not always take to Schumacher's relatively cold public persona, displayed an affectionate response after he announced his retirement. Michael Schumacher est une légende de la Formule 1. [227], (key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap). 1981  N. Piquet [209], On 29 December 2013, Schumacher was skiing with his 14-year-old son Mick, descending the Combe de Saulire below the Dent de Burgin above Méribel in the French Alps. To support his son's racing, Rolf Schumacher took on a second job renting and repairing karts, while his wife worked at the track's canteen. The Williams of Damon Hill and Alain Prost also dominated the 1993 season. [3], Regulations in Germany require a driver to be at least 14 years old to obtain a kart license. In 1991, he competed in one race in the Japanese Formula 3000 Championship, finishing second. However, in overtaking Alonso's teammate, Giancarlo Fisichella, Schumacher experienced a tyre puncture caused by the front wing of Fisichella's car. racing for haas f1 team next year is an incredible feeling, and i… https://t.co/i3xoxmt7al, rt @jeantodt: monaco 2005, a memorable moment with two legends https://t.co/5dihyoxdom, wearing a helmet is a key issue in #roadsafety. Ferrari appealed for special permission for Schumacher to test in a 2009 spec car, but Williams, Red Bull and Toro Rosso were against this test. Schumacher won his third World Championship in 2000 after a year-long battle with Häkkinen. Schumacher and his younger brother, Ralf, are the only siblings to win races in Formula One and the first siblings to finish first and second in the same race, a feat they repeated in four subsequent races. [184] They have two children, a daughter Gina-Marie, born 20 February 1997 and a son Mick, born 22 March 1999. [212] He was airlifted to Grenoble Hospital where he underwent two surgical interventions. At the Monaco Grand Prix Schumacher finished sixth after passing Ferrari's Fernando Alonso on the final corner of the race when the safety car returned to the pits. Michael Schumacher (Tyskt uttal: [ˈmɪçaʔeːl ˈʃuːmaxɐ] ()), född 3 januari 1969 i Hürth-Hermülheim, [1] är en tysk före detta racerförare.. Han bor i Genève i Schweiz.Han är bror till racerföraren Ralf Schumacher.Hans son Mick Schumacher kör för närvarande i Formel 1.Schumacher hade världsrekordet för flest vunna races men det blev slagit av Lewis Hamilton år 2020. 1959  J. Brabham, 1960  J. Brabham [204] A significant share of his income came from advertising. Michael Schumacher (* 3. ledna 1969 Hürth-Hermühlheim) je bývalý německý automobilový závodník, sedminásobný mistr světa formule 1 a statisticky nejúspěšnější pilot v historii tohoto sportu. [58], During this period Schumacher won more races and championships than any other driver in the history[59] of the sport. 1955  J. M. Fangio [223], In July 2019, former Ferrari manager Jean Todt gave an interview to Radio Monte Carlo giving a brief update on Schumacher's health, saying that Schumacher was making "good progress" but also "struggles to communicate". [162], Historically, team orders have always been an accepted part of Formula One. He went on to take his first victory at the Belgian Grand Prix, in a wet race at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, which by 2003 he would call "far and away my favourite track". [76] Less than halfway through the season, Schumacher said "I don't think I can count myself in this battle any more. Schumacher won the first three races of the season and five of the first eight. 1968  G. Hill In Turkey, Schumacher qualified fifth, and finished fourth in the race, both his best results since his return. Before, it had happened only in his début in 1991 that he finished without a win, pole position, podium or fastest lap. His best finish was fifth in his second race, the Italian Grand Prix, in which he finished ahead of his teammate and three-time World Champion Nelson Piquet. [104] Schumacher tested in a modified F2007 to prepare himself[105] as he had been unable to test the 2009 car due to testing restrictions. His pole position at San Marino was his 66th, breaking Ayrton Senna's 12-year-old record. [198], Since his participation in an FIA European road safety campaign, as part of his punishment after the collision at the 1997 European Grand Prix, Schumacher continued to support other campaigns, such as Make Roads Safe, which is led by the FIA Foundation and calls on G8 countries and the UN to recognise global road deaths as a major global health issue. Depuis son accident de ski en 2013, le mystère autour de l'état de santé de Michael Schumacher reste entier. After both cars returned to the pits (Coulthard's car was repairable, but Schumacher's car had lost an entire wheel and was forced to retire), Schumacher leaped out of his car and headed to McLaren's garage in an infuriated manner and accused Coulthard of trying to kill him. 1985  A. Prost Motorsport author Christopher Hilton observed in 2003 that a "measure of a driver's capabilities is his performance in wet races, because the most delicate car control and sensitivity are needed", and noted that like other great drivers, Schumacher's rec… [148] He was nominated for the Prince of Asturias Award for Sport for 2007, which he won both for sporting prowess and for his humanitarian record. [141] The helmet, very similar to his current helmet, included the year of his début to the present, and the years of his seven World titles. 2015  L. Hamilton The season was marred by several collisions with Hill, in particular an overtaking manoeuvre by Hill took them both out of the British Grand Prix on lap 45, and again on lap 23 of the Italian Grand Prix. Ahead of the next race, the FIA announced changes to the way tyre widths were to be measured: this forced Michelin, supplier to Williams and McLaren among others, to rapidly redesign their tyres before the Italian Grand Prix. 1956  J. M. Fangio ", "He played a crucial role when we re-joined F1 and was one of the people who laid the foundation for our future success. [201], In 2004 Forbes magazine listed him as the second highest paid athlete in the world. 1975  N. Lauda 2012  S. Vettel 1961  P. Hill [75] The rule changes were partly in an effort to dent Ferrari's dominance and make the series more interesting. Schumacher said that "Obviously there was space enough to go through. [108] Massa's place at Ferrari was instead filled by Luca Badoer and Giancarlo Fisichella. Enraged by the German's attitude, Warwick drove to the pits and chased a fleeing Schumacher on foot through the Sauber pits. [35], These incidents helped Damon Hill close the points gap, and Schumacher led by a single point going into the final race in Australia. [116], Mercedes upgraded their car for the Spanish Grand Prix where Schumacher finished fourth. It was a demonstration of brilliance. Both teams were fined $100,000 for their initial refusal to cooperate. [167], During his spell in Sauber, in the 1991 Sportscar World Championship, Schumacher was involved in a serious incident with Derek Warwick in that year's 430 km of Nürburgring. 1984  N. Lauda At Spa, Schumacher was leading the race by 40 seconds in heavy spray, but collided with David Coulthard's McLaren when the Scot, a lap down, slowed in very poor visibility to let Schumacher past. While trying to set his flying lap in qualifying, Schumacher encountered Warwick's Jaguar on a slow lap resulting in lost time for Schumacher. Hänellä on maailmanmestaruuksia (seitsemän), peräkkäisiä mestaruuksia (viisi), kilpailun nopeimpia kierroksia (77). [56] During his 98-day absence, he was replaced by Finnish driver Mika Salo. After the Hungarian Grand Prix, Michael Schumacher led Montoya and Kimi Räikkönen by only one and two points, respectively. [71] Schumacher, running on Bridgestone tyres, won the next two races. [206] He donated $10 million for aid after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. [177], Two laps from the finish of the 1998 British Grand Prix, Schumacher was leading the race when he was issued a stop-and-go penalty for overtaking a lapped car (Alexander Wurz) during the early moments of a Safety Car period. Schumacher then learned the track on his own, by cycling around the track on a fold-up bike he had brought with him. [73], Rule changes for the 2005 season required tyres to last an entire race,[74] tipping the overall advantage to teams using Michelins over teams such as Ferrari that relied on Bridgestone tyres. Take to the circuit in four of his most iconic cars and receive exclusive content including Michael Schumacher-themed multiplayer car liveries, helmets, race suits, and a podium celebration emote. Michael Schumacher (/ˈʃuːmɑːkər/; German: [ˈmɪçaːʔeːl ˈʃuːmaxɐ] (listen); born 3 January 1969) is a retired German racing driver who competed in Formula One for Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari and Mercedes. Alonso won the race, giving himself a ten-point championship lead. [170][171][172], In 1994, suspicion of foul play by the Benetton team (who were eventually found to have been responsible for some technical violations over the course of the season) was said to have troubled Ayrton Senna that season. To celebrate Michael Schumacher’s 50th birthday on 3 January 2019, the Keep Fighting Foundation is giving him, his family and his fans a very special gift: the Official Michael Schumacher App, a virtual museum that honours the career of one of the most successful Formula 1 drivers in history in an unprecedented way. 1979  J. Scheckter, 1980  A. Jones He focused on testing electronics and tyres for the 2008 Formula One season. [5], In 1989, Schumacher signed with Willi Weber's WTS Formula Three team. He was placed in a medically induced coma until June 2014. [55] Coulthard admitted five years later that the accident had been his mistake. The family moved to a newly built mansion near Gland, Switzerland in 2007, covering an area of 650-square-metre (7,000 sq ft) with a private beach on Lake Geneva and featuring an underground garage and petrol station, with a vintage Shell fuel pump. [93] The press release stated that Schumacher would continue working for Ferrari. Are there higher powers involved? [129] He later retired from seventh place in the race. Schuberth helmet for the 2002 season (Ferrari); at the 2001 Malaysian Grand Prix, Schumacher switched his helmet from Bell to Schuberth, though there was a contract with Bell for the 2001 season. His character is himself as a Ferrari F430 who visits Radiator Springs to get new tires from Luigi and Guido at the recommendation of Lightning McQueen. At the final round, the Japanese Grand Prix, Schumacher needed only one point whilst Räikkönen needed to win. The team had suffered a disastrous downturn in the early 1990s, partially as its famous V12 engine was no longer competitive against the smaller, lighter and more fuel-efficient V10s of its competitors. Schumacher's explanation varied between it being him "returning the favour" for Austria (now that Schumacher's title was secure), or trying to engineer a dead-heat (a feat derided as near-impossible in a sport where timings are taken to within a thousandth of a second). He accumulated 33 more points than second-placed Damon Hill. [193], On 23 June 2003, Schumacher was appointed as an Ambassador-at-Large for the Most Serene Republic of San Marino. Younger German drivers, such as Sebastian Vettel, felt Schumacher was key in their becoming Formula One drivers. In 1988 he made his first step into single-seat car racing by participating in the German Formula Ford and Formula König series, winning the latter. [111] Schumacher signed a three-year contract, reportedly worth £20 million. From the 2001 season, Schumacher continued to use the Schuberth helmet until his last race in Formula One. After a one-off Formula One appearance with Jordan at the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix, Schumacher was signed by Benetton for the rest of the 1991 season. "[181] However, an FIA investigation found Schumacher guilty of breaching Safety Car regulations and awarded him a 20-seconds penalty, which cost him six places. However, in the final metres of the 2002 Austrian Grand Prix, Schumacher's teammate, Rubens Barrichello, slowed his car under orders from Ferrari to allow Schumacher to pass and win the race. 1972  E. Fittipaldi [237], 1950  G. Farina [53][54], In 1998, Finnish driver Mika Häkkinen became Schumacher's main title competition. 1986  A. Prost [125], Schumacher was again partnered by Rosberg at Mercedes for the 2012 season. [6], At the end of 1990, along with his Formula 3 rivals Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Karl Wendlinger, he joined the Mercedes junior racing programme in the World Sports-Prototype Championship. To celebrate Michael Schumacher's 50th birthday on 3 January 2019, the Keep Fighting Foundation is giving him, his family and his fans a very special gift: the Official Michael Schumacher App, a virtual museum that honours the career of one of the most successful Formula 1 drivers in history in an unprecedented way. Schuberth helmet for the 2011 season (Mercedes GP); Schumacher kept using a red-coloured helmet at Silver Arrows. After finishing runner-up to Renault's Fernando Alonso in 2005 and 2006, Schumacher retired from the sport, though he later made a brief return with Mercedes from 2010 to 2012. He clinched a record seventh drivers' title at the Belgian Grand Prix. [51] However, by mid-season, Schumacher had taken the championship lead, winning five races, and entered the season's final Grand Prix with a one-point advantage. [16] When Schumacher retired in 2006, three of the top ten drivers were German, more than any other nationality and more than have ever been present in Formula One history. [23], Following his Belgian Grand Prix debut, and despite an agreement in principle between Jordan and Schumacher's Mercedes management that would see the German race for the Irish team for the remainder of the season, Schumacher was engaged by Benetton-Ford for the following race. If your weapons are weak you don't have a chance. "Schuey"[14] While crossing an unsecured off-piste area between Piste Chamois and Piste Mauduit,[210][211] he fell and hit his head on a rock, sustaining a serious head injury despite wearing a ski helmet. Michael Schumacher. Hospitalisé à Paris depuis quelques jours afin d’y subir des «perfusions de cellules-souches», l’ancien pilote de Formule 1 Michael Schumacher serait maintenant «conscient». Season highlights included the Canadian Grand Prix, where Schumacher finished second to his brother Ralf, thus scoring the first ever 1–2 finish by brothers in Formula One;[62] and the Belgian Grand Prix in which Schumacher scored his 52nd career win, breaking Alain Prost's record for most career wins. [65] In winning the Drivers' Championship he equalled the record set by Juan Manuel Fangio of five World Championships. [179] Alonso believed he would have been on pole if the incident had not happened,[180] and Schumacher was stripped of pole position by the race stewards and started the race at the back of the grid. In Lima, Peru he funded the "Palace for the Poor", a centre for helping homeless street children obtain an education, clothing, food, medical attention, and shelter. 1998  M. Häkkinen [8][9] Motorsport author Christopher Hilton observed in 2003 that a "measure of a driver's capabilities is his performance in wet races, because the most delicate car control and sensitivity are needed", and noted that like other great drivers, Schumacher's record in wet conditions shows very few mistakes: up to the end of the 2003 season, Schumacher won 17 of the 30 races in wet conditions he contested. Starting from pole position, Schumacher lost the lead to Häkkinen at the start. Schumacher scored a record-tying nine wins and clinched the World Championship with four races yet to run. At the Japanese Grand Prix in 2000, the Millennium Champion is crowned. At the FIA conference after the race, the new World Champion dedicated his title to Ayrton Senna. Following that, at Monza, Schumacher won in front of the tifosi. [80], Schumacher was stripped of pole position at the Monaco Grand Prix and started the race at the back of the grid. [205] The deal was extended until 2010. Schumacher retired from the race as a result, but Villeneuve finished in third place, taking four points and so becoming the World Champion. He holds the distinction of having the most nominations for a motorsport athlete, (Fernando Alonso has been nominated only twice, Sebastian Vettel three times, and Valentino Rossi five times) and being the only motorsport athlete to have won the award more than once. Schumacher was there on that occasion because Ferrari would not allow anyone else to drive the unique black Ferrari FXX that was featured in the show. Schumacher turned 41 in January 2010 and his prospects with Mercedes were compared with the record set by the oldest F1 champion Juan Manuel Fangio who was 46 when he won his fifth championship. 1965  J. Clark [127] In China Schumacher started on the front row alongside Rosberg on pole, but retired due to a loose wheel after a mechanic's error during a pit stop. [190], One of his main hobbies was horse riding, and he played football for his local team FC Echichens. [42] Schumacher declared the Ferrari 412T good enough to win the Championship. [20], The week before the race, Schumacher impressed Jordan designer Gary Anderson and team manager Trevor Foster during a test drive at Silverstone. After listening to Schumacher's Benetton B194 as it went past, Senna "concluded that there was, what he regarded, as unusual noises from the engine". However, he was penalised 20 seconds after the race by the race stewards dropping him to 12th. 1987  N. Piquet Schumacher was noted for pushing his car to the limit for sustained periods during races and a pioneering fitness regimen. Schumacher finished the season in eighth place in the Drivers' Championship, with 76 points. [173] The FIA subsequently issued a press release setting out action that it required teams to take before the German Grand Prix, given that various cars were found to have advanced engine management systems emulating launch and traction control. He stated his interest in these various efforts was piqued both by his love for children and the fact that these causes had received little attention. 1994 - Signed - Michael Schumacher - Benetton B194 - rear wing end plate presentation Widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers ever and regarded by some as the greatest of all time Michael Schumacher is the only driver in history to win seven Formula One World Championships, five of which he won consecutively.