Michael Schumacher was born in Huerth-Hermuelheim, Germany, on 3 January 1969. Michael’s career, all one needs is these numbers: 7, 68, 76, 91, 1369. They are respectively, the number of world titles, pole positions, fastest race laps, Grands Prix victories and points scored. He started go-karting at four years of age and took part in his first race when he was 14.His first victory came in 1984 in the German Cadets Kart Championship. In 1989 he came third in the German F3 championship behind Karl Wendlinger and Heinz-Harald Frentzen. The next year he won the title.
He made his Formula One debut at the Grand Prix of Belgian in 1991 driving for Jordan. He came seventh and immediately came to the attention of Benetton.
He raced for them for the rest of the season, scoring four points. A year later in the same Grand Prix he won his first F1 victory and finished the year in fourth overall in the Drivers’ championship. In 1994 and 1995 he won the world Drivers’ championship before switching to Ferrari in 1996.
His first Ferrari victory came in the Spanish Grand Prix that year but it wasn’t until 2000 that he won his first world title in Ferrari colours. Schumacher then added the world titles in the 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004. 2006 is his eleventh year with Ferrari.
|Born Place:||Hürth (Hermülheim) (GER)|
|Fastest race laps:||76|
|Race leading laps:||5096|
|World Champion with Ferrari:||2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004|