Formula one racing continues to see great talent grace it’s tracks. Great drivers come and go and new and sometimes even better come after them. One of the greatest Grand Prix drivers to have graced the circuit is Michael Schumacher.
Born in Germany in January 1969 Schumacher was among the most fascinating Grand Prix motor racing drivers. He holds a number of Formula One record including fastest laps, most championships, most races won in one season, pole positions, etc. He was loved by many because of his wins, something that also earned him as many enemies as fans. His biting edge gave him the spirit of a true champion. Here are some of the exciting and sad moments that engulfed the German’s glittering motor racing career:
- On August 25, 1991, Schumacher made his first ever début in the Belgian Formula one Grand Prix steering a Jordan Ford.
- The promising journey picked up after Schumacher won the Brazilian Grand Prix on March 27, 1994.
- A sad moment struck when Schumacher and Damon Hill collided controversially at the British Grand Prix event in Silverstone.
- On October 22, 1995, Schumacher won the Japanese Grand Prix, which was also his second world champ win.
- He joined Ferrari on March 29, 1996 during the start of the 1996 season, which also turned out to be the most impressive in his racing history.
- A stunning win in Italy’s race on Sept 8, 1996 made him a hit.
- Michael Schumacher had another of his many wins in the famous Japan Grand Prix race on October 12, 1997.
- Schumacher, demonstrated his unrelenting talent and skill with an inspirational win after he clinched the lead in Hungary on August 19, 2001, and claimed his fourth title.
- On January 25, 2010, Schumacher had a second coming with his new Mercedes racing team and colleague, Nico Rosberg.
Michael Schumacher was an unrivalled motor sports racing start in Formula One. He retired in November, 2012, having a record of every major Grand Prix statistical benchmark. He has won 7 world titles and clinched over 90 wins, with additional 68 poles and 77 fastest laps.
On top of that, Schumacher had 13 single season racing wins. Schumacher suffered a head injury when skiing near Meribel’s French Resort on December 29, 2013. Even after rumours spread in 2014 saying that he was dead, he is still alive, but his condition hasn’t improved.