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Michael Schumacher

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About Michael Schumacher

Last update: February, 2017

Michael Schumacher is a famous Formula 1 pilot of German origin. Considered one of the best drivers in the history of the sport with seven world titles, he has been in different F1 teams such as Benetton and Ferrari, where has won most of his titles, and Mercedes.

Michael Schumacher was born on January 3, 1969 and his passion for speed comes from young. His father was the owner of a kart track and, when Michael was four, he gave him a car with pedals that incorporated a small motor. At 15, Schumacher was already a junior champion in Germany and at 20 he became the Tournament of Europe champion in the senior category. The famous pilot was champion of the German Formula Koning in 1988 and was ranked sixth in the world. A few years later he rose to the category Formula 3 thanks to Mercedes, achieving his first victory with the team in Mexico. The German pilot made his debut in 1991 in the highest category of motor, F1, finishing the season in fifth place.

The popular driver Michael Schumacher changed team and went to the Benetton F1 team, with whom he had an outstanding season by reaching the third position in the World Championship. However, this was only the beginning, as Schumacher won the championship in 1994 and 1995, one of the best results achieved by a pilot with little experience in the category. After his second victory in the world championship, Schumacher reached an agreement to sign for the Ferrari team, where he had an unfortunate start after having several accidents in his first seasons. From 1996 to 1999 he was among the top four worldwide, winning in 2000 his first victory with Ferrari. Schumacher was crowned one of the best drivers in history to win five World Championship, followed for a total of seven championships, an absolute world record that becomes the most successful driver in the world. His rivalry with other great pilots like Ayrton Senna, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton and his compatriot Sebastian Vettel, among others, has increased the number of fans of this spectacular sport. A few years later, the famous pilot signed for Mercedes but did not repeat the results obtained during the previous stage, ending up in the 13th position in the ranking of 2012. In the following season, Schumacher announced his retirement from racing world.

In 2013, the renowned Formula 1 pilot Michael Schumacher had an accident while he was skiing in the French Alps when he fell and suffered a serious brain damage and had to be operated on two occasions and being induced into coma for six months. In summer 2014 he was discharged and began the recovery process.