Michael Schumacher was born on the 3rd of January 1969 in Hürth, north Rhine-Westphalia. He was the youngest member at the Kerpen-Horrem karting club. At the age of six Schumacher won his first club karting championship. He obtained his karting license from Luxemburg at the age of 12 and in 1983 he obtained his German license as well. In 1982 he won the German Junior Kart Championship and from 1984 onwards he won several German as well as European kart championships. In 1988 he first participated in the German Formula Ford and Formula König series. With his first attempt in single-sear car racing he won the Formula König series the very same year.
In 1989 Michael Schumacher signed with Willi Weber’s Formula Three team. In 1990, funded by Willi Weber he won the German Formula Three series. He also won the Macau Grand Prix later the same year. By the end of 1990 he had joined the Mercedes Junior Racing Programme in the World Sports Prototype Championship. Michael Schumacher won the season finale at the 1990 World Sports-Car Championship season at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in a Sauber–Mercedes C11. He also finished fifth in the Driver’s Championship.
Michael Schumacher has been a legend throughout his Formula One career. His ability to produce fast laps at the most critical moments in a race has always singled him out. His first debut in Formula One was with the Jordan-Ford team at the Belgian grand prix, 1991. Schumacher was signed by Benetton-Ford and stuck with them till 1995. He joined Ferrari in 1996 and Mercedes in 2010. He finished third for Ferrari in 1996 itself and second in 1998, fifth in 1999, first consecutively for five years in a row from 2000 to 2004. However in 2014 march, he suffered a grievous brain injury in a skiing accident.
The legendary driver Michael Schumacher’s family has requested for some privacy from both the press as well from the general public. The legend is still in a very critical condition and has remained in coma for the last few days. Schumi met an unfortunate accident while he was skiing with his son and some of his friends in France.
The seven time Formula 1 champion is in the Grenoble hospital in France and his family has asked for people’s support but has also requested them to relieve the hospital and the doctors from constant questioning about the legend’s well being so that they can concentrate on their work. The wife of Schumi, Corinna Schumacher has kindly requested the media to believe the doctors about what they have to say about Schumacher and let the family be at peace.
The German super star was hit by a rock that was hidden in snow and after being hit he fell on another rock head first and that was the main damage that did to his head. He has already undergone two operations and is in a medically induced coma. Michael’s condition attracted too many reporters and camera man and there are news that people have also tried to sneak into the hospital just to have a look at the legend.
There was also a “silent vigil” that was held by the fans and supporters of Schumacher just outside the hospital and people were wearing all red colored Ferrari dresses to show support for him. The Schumacher family has thanked the fans and everyone whole heartedly but for the time being they have asked for some privacy on behalf of all the doctors and the hospital staff and most importantly on behalf of Schumi himself. So it is testing time for all.