Michael Schumacher, a seven time World Champion is a German Formula One driver. He is one of the famous champions, well known for his racing. The number of races he has taken up so far is 304 with 91 tremendous wins. He started his Formula One racing successfully in the year 1991 with Benetton F1 team. He switched on to Ferrari team in the year 1996, up to 2005 he was driving for Ferrari team with consecutive winnings. In the year 2006, he retired from F1 but joined as Formula One advisor with Ferrari. Later in the year 2010, he signed up a three year contract with Mercedes GP team and returned back to racing again.
Schumacher career as a racer is a wonderful journey without any controversies. He is the only racer who has achieved too many records with a huge inspiration. He has gone through several injuries and accidents. He is extremely known for his quality and success. Apart from his success and stardom, he has also gone through lots of penalties when it comes to racing.
Michael Schumacher at the Indian Grand Prix
It was a great honour for Indian fan to have such a legend of F1 to race in the Indian Grand Prix. He finished in the 5th position by scoring 10 points in 2011 Indian GP. When asked about his thoughts of racing in India, Schumacher said “I have always been curious to get to know new cultures, so I am looking forward to travelling to India as I haven’t been there.” After finishing his race for the year 2011, “The Formula 1 debut of India last year was certainly a success,” said Schumacher. He is also excited and awaiting for the Indian GP, 2012.
Amazing Facts about Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher has a lucky pendant, and it is noted that he does not drive without this pendant.
He is not interested in letting his son to take up f1 racing but he will advice him for some other sports like golf or tennis.
He likes to design cars and has done some designing for the Ferrari.
He does not have any friends in Formula One.
He does not talk with his brother Ralf Schumacher, who is also a racer.
He has a unique character or hobby of collecting watches.
Michael Schumacher Latest News
Schumacher couldn’t make a victory in the three years with Mercedes team. “I thought that two years was sufficient time to take the title,” Schumacher told, “It was a team that had just won the world championship, and was now a big name as Mercedes. I thought that, if we put two and two together, we would drive it forward towards that end. But it did not succeed.”
Michael Schumacher is looking forward to return back to India for the upcoming Indian Grand Prix, 2012. He stated that “There were a surprising amount of fans during the weekend, and the track itself really is cool. We drivers were given a very enthusiastic reception, and it will be interesting to see if this enthusiasm has remained as strong.”
He has made an official announcement regarding his retirement at the end of this season, 2012. He said “Bye bye to Formula One racing”.
Michael Schumacher Favorites
Food: Italian food
Singer: Michael Jackson, Collins
Drink: Apple Juice with mineral water
Schumi loves pets and he has rabbits, horses, turtles, and dogs at his farm in Switzerland.
He enjoys smoking cigars and drinking wine.
He loves soccer and even he plays for a Swiss team.
ADAC Motorsports Personality of the Year, 1992
Golden Steering Wheel Award, 1993
AvD Sports Award, 1994
German Sports Personality of the Year, 1995
Silver Laurel Award, 1997
Golden Lion Award, 1997
World Sport Award, 2001
Champion of Champions, 2001
World Sports Personality of the Year, 2002
Champion of Sports, 2002
European Sports Personality of the Year, 2002
Honorary Ambassador for the Republic of San Marino, 2003
World Sports Personality of the Year, 2004
Sports Personality of the Century, 2004
Prince of Asturias Award for Sport, 2007
Knighthood in the Legion of Honour, 2010
GQ Sportsman of the Year, 2010
Michael Schumacher Social Contribution mainly involved in charity and helping the poor and under privileged children with education and health facilities. Some of the organizations that he is associated with are:
All the above information about Michael Schumacher has clearly indicates that he one of the worldwide personality. As a most successful F1 driver, he has created a great impact in f1 and also stood as an inspiration for the upcoming racers.
Source by Ganeshan Kannaya