Schumacher to celebrate his 300th Grand Prix at Spa 30 Aug 2012
Mercedes Michael Schumacher will join a very exclusive club in Belgium this weekend when he makes his 300th Grand Prix appearance. Only one other driver has been in attendance at more Formula One races - Rubens Barrichello, who had made 326 appearances when he bowed out of the sport at the end of the 2011 season.
Schumacher debuted with Jordan back in 1991 and then won back-to-back drivers titles in 1994 and 1995 with Benetton. He moved to Ferrari in 1996, scoring five further driver championships and leading the Scuderia to six successive constructors titles. He retired at the end of 2006 but just three years later decided to return to the sport in 2010 with Mercedes.
Spa is like my living room; for me, it's clearly the number one race track in the world," said the German. "It's uncanny how I always seem to have special moments there - my debut, my first win, a world championship victory and many great races.
"The fact that I will also take part in my 300th Grand Prix at Spa was somehow almost inevitable and we will have to celebrate it in the right way. I'm proud to be just the second driver in the history of the sport to reach this milestone."
Statistically the greatest driver the sport has ever seen, the German has racked up 91 wins, 155 podiums, 68 pole positions and 77 fastest laps over the opening 299 races of his career.
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