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Michael Schumacher

Biography

Champion Formula 1 race car drivers who represented Ferrari from 1996 to 2006. He began driving a mechanized kart at age group four. He became a seven-time Method One World Champ from 1994 to 2004 and helped develop the 1st light-weight carbon helmet. He wedded Corinna Betsch in August 1995. His more youthful sibling, Ralf Schumacher, was a Method One competition car driver aswell. He was involved with an accident with Damon Hill through the last race of the growing season in 1994 in Adelaide.

Quick Facts


Full Name Michael Schumacher
Date Of Birth January 3, 1969
Place Of Birth Hurth, Germany
Height 1.74 m
Weight 75 kg
Profession Race Car Driver
Nationality German
Spouse Corinna Betsch
Children Mick Schumacher, Gina-Maria Schumacher
Parents Rolf Schumacher, Elisabeth Schumacher
Siblings Ralf Schumacher, Sebastian Stahl
Awards Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year, Bambi - Millennium Award, Best Driver ESPY Award, Milliyet Sports Award for World Athlete of the Year
Movies Leave Not a Cloud Behind
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1Suffered a serious head injury in December 2013 when skiing off-piste in the French Alps resort of Meribel and hit rocks at speed. After being taken to hospital in Grenoble, France, he underwent two operations to remove blood clots from his brain, after which he was put into a medically induced coma to try to reduce swelling. Schumacher spent six months in a coma, before regaining consciousness and was transferred to a hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland in June 2014. In September 2014 he was taken back to his home near Lake Geneva for lengthy rehabilitation. A statement to the press said: 'Henceforth, Michael's rehabilitation will take place at his home. Considering the severe injuries he suffered, progress has been made in the past weeks and months. There is still, however, a long and difficult road ahead'.
2Learned to race on a go-kart track established by Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips, and bought by Schumacher's father.
3Has gone on record to say that despite the number of records he holds in Formula One, Ayrton Senna is the greatest driver in the history of the sport. Coincidentally, Schumacher was immediately behind Senna at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix when Senna fatally crashed. This moment has haunted Schumacher for years and resulted in an on camera breakdown when asked at the post-race press conference about how much equalling Senna's record of 41 GP victories (for the second most career victories in Formula 1) meant after he won the 2000 Italian Grand Prix.
4Has also been criticized for colliding with other drivers - most notably with Damon Hill in the 1994 Australian GP, and with Jacques Villeneuve in the 1997 European GP - and chopping across other drivers at the start of races or when battling for position, so much so that the maneuver is known as 'The Schumacher Chop'. Schumacher has also had uncontested number one status for most of his career, with his team-mates rarely allowed or able to race him fairly with no restrictions.
5Drives a Fiat 500 Abarth as a personal compact car and a Fiat Croma as his family car (interview with Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear: Episode #15.5 (2010)).
6In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year to be $36 million.
7Donated US$ 10 million to help the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake.
8Resides in Vufflens-le-Chateau, Switzerland near Lake Geneva.
9Holds the Formula 1 records for most drivers championships, Grand Prix victories, fastest laps, pole positions and races won in a single season.
10Enjoys playing soccer and tennis, swimming, watching films, karaoke and skiing.
11Was the second highest paid athlete in the world, behind Tiger Woods.
12His mother passed away in 2003 during the week-end of the San Marino Grand Prix, his brother Ralf and himself flew back to Germany that Saturday evening and raced the next day despite her passing. Michael won the race and dedicated his victory to his mother.
13His favorite film is The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
14Was known for his high level of fitness among Formula One drivers.
15Has been managed by Willi Weber since 1988.
16He is a friend of Jean Alesi
17Retired from Formula One at the end of the 2006 season, though later made a comeback with Mercedes between 2010 and 2012 with little success. Team-mate Nico Rosberg finished ahead of him in the drivers championship in all three seasons. Schumacher's best result at Mercedes was one 3rd place at the 2012 European GP.
18Son of Elisabeth (1948-2003) and Rolf Schumacher, the manager of a local kart track.
19Brother, Ralf Schumacher.
20Daughter Gina Marie (b. 20 February 1997) and son Mick (b. 22 March 1999) with wife Corinna.
21Formula One racing driver, who raced for Jordan (1991 - 1GP), Benetton (1991-1995), Ferrari (1996-2006), and Mercedes (2010-2012). Schumacher has taken 91 Grand Prix victories, 68 pole positions, 77 fastest laps, and 7 Driver's World Championships from 307 Grand Prix starts.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Astérix aux jeux olympiques2008Schumix
Cars2006Michael Schumacher Ferrari (voice)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Last Teammate2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Formula 1: BBC Sport2009-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Seven time F1 World Champion
12013DocumentaryHimself
Victorious Vettel2013VideoHimself
Wetten, dass..?1992-2012TV SeriesHimself
He's Done It Again!2011VideoHimself
Murray Walker: Life in the Fast Lane2011TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Sebastian's Coming of Age2010VideoHimself
Das aktuelle Sportstudio1986-2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Senna2010Documentary voice, uncredited
Top Gear2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Stern TV2006-2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Horst Schlämmer - Isch kandidiere!2009Himself
Die Johannes B. Kerner Show2004-2009TV SeriesHimself
ITV - Formula One2007TV SeriesHimself
Once Again!2006VideoHimself
Deutschland. Ein Sommermärchen2006DocumentaryHimself
Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank?2006TV MovieHimself
Der Match2006TV SeriesHimself
Die 100 nervigsten...2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Fantastic Fernando!2005VideoHimself
FIBO Gold 1985-20052005Video documentaryHimself
Unsere Besten2004TV SeriesHimself
Monaco - Le circuit des princes2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Vivement dimanche2004TV SeriesHimself - Main guest
Vivement dimanche prochain2004TV SeriesHimself - Main Guest
A tot gas2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Verstehen Sie Spaß?2003TV SeriesHimself
Speed2001TV Series documentaryHimself - F1 Champion
Flying Finn First at Finish1998Video documentaryHimself
Der Clown1998TV SeriesHimself
Videomatch1997TV SeriesHimself
Mundo VIP1996TV SeriesHimself
1996 Australian Grand Prix1996TV MovieHimself
Ruutulippu1990TV SeriesHimself, racing driver (1991-2007)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Un Posto al Sole Memories: 20 anni di Un Posto al Sole2016TV SeriesHimself
Formula 1: BBC Sport2012TV SeriesHimself
Formula 1's 60th Anniversary: Plus Ça Change2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - World Champion 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
20 to 12010TV Series documentaryHimself
Quelli che... il calcio2008TV SeriesHimself
Stern TV2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Exclusiv - Das Star-Magazin2006TV SeriesHimself
Explosiv - Das Magazin2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Unsere Besten2003TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014BambiBambi AwardsMillenium

Being in the process of recovery from this fatal accident nearly one year earlier, Michael ... More

1997Golden LionRTL Golden Lion AwardsBest Sports LiveactFor the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco.
1995Golden CameraGolden Camera, GermanySports


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#Quote
1Commenting about his youthful look before his comeback in 2010: Somehow I have managed to delay looking old. In reality I have good genes.
2I feel like a kid with a new toy ... a child before Christmas.


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