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Michael Schumacher Biography

German ace Michael Schumacher is widely recognised as being the world's best ever racing driver. Michael is a 7-time F1 World Champion and now races for the Mercedes GP Petronas Formula One Team. He holds many of Formula 1's driver records, including most championships, race victories, fastest laps, pole positions, points scored and most races won in a single season – 13 in 2004. 


In 2002 Schumacher 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". In 2009, a poll of 217 Formula One drivers conducted by the British magazine Autosport named Schumacher as "the second-greatest Formula One driver who ever lived", behind Ayrton Senna. Before his career with Mercedes in the World Sportscar Championship, he won German drivers' championships in Formula König and Formula Three. As of the 2012 Formula One season Schumacher is the only driver left competing in Formula 1 to have raced against Ayrton Senna. 


Schumacher moved to Ferrari in 1996 and won another five consecutive drivers' titles with them from 2000 to 2004. Michael and his younger brother Ralf Schumacher are the only brothers to win races in Formula One, and they were the first brothers to finish 1st and 2nd in the same race, in Montreal in 2001. The two brothers repeated this achievement in four more races (2001 French Grand Prix, 2002 Brazilian Grand Prix, 2003 Canadian Grand Prix, 2004 Japanese Grand Prix).

Michael Schumacher Latest News & Articles

Video: 1997 European GP qualifying: Is this the craziest moment in Formula 1 history?
Video: 1997 European GP qualifying: Is this the craziest moment in Formula 1 history?
A three way tie in the qualifying session of the 1997 European GP, truly one of a kind.
Fernando Alonso: A man cheated by destiny
Fernando Alonso: A man cheated by destiny
He is one of the sport's greatest drivers but has been stuck at the back of the grid for the past three years.
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Is F1 a dying sport?
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Schumacher's health remains private issue, says manager
Schumacher's health remains private issue, says manager
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10 things that happened since the last time Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were not in the top 4
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5 things to know about the European GP
5 things to know about the European GP
As F1 touches down in Baku for the European GP, we here at Sportskeeda bring to you 5 things to know about the European GP.
Dirk Nowitzki and Sebastian Vettel headline football match in tribute to Michael Schumacher
Dirk Nowitzki and Sebastian Vettel headline football match in tribute to Michael Schumacher
All proceedings from the match will be donated to two charities of the Schumacher family's choosing.
Drivers with most consecutive Formula One race wins
Drivers with most consecutive Formula One race wins
The F1 drivers to win the most consecutive races.
10 worst displays of sportsmanship
10 worst displays of sportsmanship
We profile some of the most unsporting moments across sport, both on and off the playing field.
F1: Study suggests Juan Manuel Fangio is the greatest driver of all time
F1: Study suggests Juan Manuel Fangio is the greatest driver of all time
The Argentine was a six time world champion during his career.
Mick Schumacher wins on Italian Formula 4 debut
Mick Schumacher wins on Italian Formula 4 debut
He won driving for Prema Powerteam, which has close associations with Scuderia Ferrari.
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5 of the most high-profile sports agents in the world
Michael Schumacher's manager gives rare update on driver's health
Michael Schumacher's manager gives rare update on driver's health
Sabine Kehm was speaking at the launch of the Michael Schumacher exhibition in Maburg, Germany.
5 best overtakes in Formula One
5 best overtakes in Formula One
We look the 5 best instances of overtaking in Formula 1.
Former Ferrari boss visits Michael Schumacher, says the news is 'not good'
Former Ferrari boss visits Michael Schumacher, says the news is 'not good'
Luca di Montezemolo visited Schumacher at his home in Switzerland yesterday, a few months after former boss Jean Todt.
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