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Top Spanish sporting honour for Schumacher 05 Sep 2007

Michael Schumacher (GER) Ferrari.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 10, European Grand Prix, Race Day, Nurburgring, Germany, Sunday, 22 July 2007

Michael Schumacher may no longer be racing, but that hasn’t stopped him picking up one of Spain’s most prestigious sporting honours, the Prince Asturias sports award, for 2007.

The Prince of Asturias Foundation presents its awards annually to mark internationally-acclaimed achievements in a variety of fields and previous sports winners have included reigning world champion Fernando Alonso and Tour de France cycling legend Lance Armstrong.

In choosing Schumacher as this year’s recipient, the Foundation acknowledged both the German’s sporting achievements - he retired at the end of last season having won a record seven world championships - and his humanitarian and charitable work for the United Nations.

This year’s Prince Asturias awards will be presented at a special ceremony in Oviedo in October.