Michael Schumacher’s family said they are going to celebrate Schumacher’s 50th Birthday on this Thursday, in which we not only celebrates his birthday but we also celebrate “his records, his victories and his jubilation”. He is a 7-time world champion.
In a skiing accident Michael Schumacher, the German, had suffered with some genuine head injuries in 2013 and since then he has not been seen in public.
He, former driver of Ferrari, was having his treatment at his own home in Switzerland, but very little about his recovery is known.
His family said: “You can be sure that he is in the very best of hands”,
“We are doing everything humanly possible to help him.
“Please understand if we are following Michael’s wishes and keeping such a sensitive subject as health, as it has always been, in privacy.”
Ross Brawn, the managing director of F1, who was the principal of Schumacher’s team at Ferrari, says: “I am constantly in touch with [Schumacher’s wife] Corinna and I totally agree with their decision,
“Michael has always been a very private person and that’s been a guiding principle in his career, his life. His family always agreed with that choice.”
His family will release an App i.e. the Official Michael Schumacher App on Thursday. The App will work as a virtual museum of his achievements.
They added: “We are very happy to celebrate Michael’s 50th birthday tomorrow together with you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts that we can do this together.
“As a gift to him, you and us, Keep Fighting Foundation has created a virtual museum. The Official Michael Schumacher App will be released tomorrow, so that we can review all together Michael’s successes. The app is another milestone in our effort to do justice to him and you, his fans, by celebrating his accomplishments. We wish you a lot of fun with it.
“Michael can be proud of what he has achieved, and so are we! That’s why we remember his successes with the Michael Schumacher Private Collection exhibition in Cologne, by publishing memories in social media and by continuing his charitable work through the Keep Fighting Foundation.”
7 world titles of Schumacher and 91 race victories make Schumacher the best racer in the history of Formula 1.
Ferrari, the group with which Schumacher delighted in many achievements, will release their own display at their Maranello base to praise the German driver’s record-breaking accomplishments throughout his decade at the group, on Thursday.
Schumacher’s career in numbers
- Seven – a record that he has won 7 world championships i.e. 2 in 1994-1995 with Benetton and 5 straight wins in 2000-2004 for Ferrari.
- Ninety one – victories in races, starts from 306 – he retains 18 clear of Lewis Hamilton who is placed 2nd in the all-time list.
- Sixty eight – a record of 68 pole positions that is broken by Lewis Hamilton in 2017.
- Fifteen – continuous seasons with a win of grand prix in 1992-2006 and it is a record 3 clear of Hamilton.
- Eight – victories at the French Grand Prix, the biggest by any driver at one race. His 7 wins in San Marino and Canada are also not comparable by any other racer.
- Seventeen – podium ends in seventeen races in the season of 2002.
- Forty three – age in his final grand prix when he drove in 2012 in Brazil. He got the retirement originally in 2006 but come back 2 years after that.