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Overview (3)

Born in Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Nicknames Schumi
The Red Baron
Schuey
Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Schumacher is a German retired racing driver. He is a seven-time Formula One World Champion and is widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. He was named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year twice.

Schumacher holds many of Formula One's driver records, including most championships, race victories, fastest laps, pole positions and most races won in a single season - 13 in 2004 (the last of these records was equalled by fellow German Sebastian Vettel nine years later). In 2002, he became the only driver in Formula One history to finish in the top three in every race of a season and then also broke the record for most consecutive podium finishes. According to the official Formula One website, he is "statistically the greatest driver the sport has ever seen".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Dibyayan Chakravorty

Spouse (1)

Corinna Betsch (1 August 1995 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (23)

Formula 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.
Daughter Gina Marie (b. 20 February 1997) and son Mick (b. 22 March 1999) with wife Corinna.
Brother, Ralf Schumacher.
Son of Elisabeth (1948-2003) and Rolf Schumacher, the manager of a local kart track.
Retired 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.
He is a friend of Jean Alesi
Has been managed by Willi Weber since 1988.
Was known for his high level of fitness among Formula One drivers.
His favorite film is The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
His 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.
Was the second highest paid athlete in the world, behind Tiger Woods.
Enjoys playing soccer and tennis, swimming, watching films, karaoke and skiing.
Holds the Formula 1 records for most drivers championships, Grand Prix victories, fastest laps, pole positions and races won in a single season.
Resides in Vufflens-le-Chateau, Switzerland near Lake Geneva.
Donated US$ 10 million to help the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake.
In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year to be $36 million.
Drives 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)).
Has 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.
Has 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.
Learned to race on a go-kart track established by Wolfgang von Trips, and bought by Schumacher's father.
Suffered 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'.
At one point Royal Dutch Shell paid him $10 million to wear their hat with their logo on the front.
His estimated net worth is $800 million.

Personal Quotes (2)

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

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