Michael Schumacher Biography

Michael Schumacher is a legendary professional motorsport racer from Germany currently plying his trade in the Formula 1 circuit for the Mercedes Grand prix Formula 1 team after coming out of retirement at the beginning of the 2010 season. Schumacher is considered by many fans as well as critics as the greatest race car driver who has ever lived and has also won a record breaking seven Formula 1 world championships and also has countless personal milestones on the race track, some of which are never meant to be broken. Some of the records that are held by this legendary German include most number of world championships by a driver, most number of fastest laps, race wins, podium finishes, points scored as well as the most number of race wins in a single season of Formula 1 when he won 13 races in 2004. 2002 was the season when he became the first and so far the only driver to finish all the races in a season on the podium and he also broke the record of most consecutive podium finishes by a driver.

Michael Schumacher began his career on the go karts and after stints on the Formula Konig and the Formula Three series; he joined Mercedes and took part in the World Sports car Championship. Mercedes funded his first race in Formula 1 for Jordan but his first full fledged contract was for the Benetton Formula One team prior to the start of the 1991 season. His first drivers’ championship was won in the 1994 season while he was still with Benetton, and after another drivers’ title with them, he left the team to go to Ferrari in 1996. With Ferrari, Michael Schumacher won a further 5 world championship titles in 5 consecutive years in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004. All in all, he has 91 race wins and 154 podium finishes in 285 starts, amassing 68 pole positions and 76 fastest laps in a race.

Having retired from the circuit in 2006, it was revealed in 2009 when Felipe Massa badly injured himself that Ferrari’s prodigal son would return to take over the mantle but a bad shoulder prevented him from making an emotional comeback. He did, however, return to the sport for Mercedes GP severing a long relationship with Ferrari and began racing for the team with Nico Rosberg but we are yet to see the old Michael Schumacher after he’s returned to the circuit.

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