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Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher Michael Schumacher
Team Mercedes
Nationality German
Podiums 155
Points 1566
Grand Prix entered 308
World Championships 7
Highest race finish 1 (x91)
Highest grid position 1 (x68)
Date of Birth 03/01/1969
Place of Birth Hürth-Hermülheim
(L to R): Michael Schumacher (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 and Charlie Whiting (GBR) FIA Delegate.
Formula One World Championship, Rd11, Hungarian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Budapest, Hungary, Saturday, 28 July 2012


Best season yet of F1 return - in terms of speed. Secures first 'comeback' podium in Valencia, but repeatedly hampered by Mercedes' poor reliability and uncharacteristic tangles with other drivers. Replaced by the team with Lewis Hamilton for 2013 and then hangs up helmet.

Michael Schumacher (GER) Mercedes GP MGP W02.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 9, British Grand Prix, Practice Day, Silverstone, England, Friday, 8 July 2011


Genuine improvement on 2010, almost matching team mate Rosberg in final standings. With Mercedes well off the pace of top three teams, fourth place in Canada - the team's best result of the year - a real achievement.

Michael Schumacher (GER) Mercedes GP MGP W01. Formula One Testing, Day Two, Barcelona, Spain, Friday 26 February 2010.


Comeback proves harder than expected. Struggles with handling characteristics of 2010 car. Initially unable to compete with team mate Rosberg in qualifying, and poor grid slots compromise races. Improves steadily, but ninth in final standings a disappointment.

Michael Schumacher joins Mercedes GP Petronas, 23 December 2009. © Mercedes


Plans to stand in for injured Felipe Massa at Ferrari fall through due to neck problems, but then announces full-time return with new Ross Brawn-led Mercedes team for 2010.

Michael Schumacher and his wife Corinna at the 2006 FIA Awards, Monaco, December 8, 2006. © FIA


Takes the title race to the final round, by which time he has already announced his imminent retirement, but ultimately loses out to Fernando Alonso.

Michael Schumacher (GER) Ferrari F2005.
Formula One World Championship, Rd19,  Chinese Grand Prix, Practice Day, Shanghai, China, 14 October 2005


Finally loses crown as Ferrari and Bridgestone tyres prove no match for Renault and McLaren rivals. Sole win in depleted US race after Michelin withdrawal. Finishes third in driver standings, helping Ferrari to same place in constructors' championship.

Race winner Michael Schumacher (GER) Ferrari F2004 celebrates in parc ferme.
Formula One World Championship, Rd9, United States Grand Prix, Race Day, Indianapolis, USA, 20 June 2004


Wins his seventh drivers' championship in style with an amazing 13 victories from 18 races. Retires just once, in Monaco, following controversial collision with Montoya under the safety car.

Michael Schumacher (GER) Ferrari F2003-GA locks up at Parabolica.
Formula One World Championship, Rd14, Italian Grand Prix, Monza, Italy, 12 September 2003


Pushed hard by the likes of Juan Pablo Montoya and Kimi Raikkonen after a poor start to the season, but fights back to clinch a record sixth drivers' title at the final round in Japan.

Unbridled joy for Michael Schumacher(GER) and Jean Todt on the podium after Michael's victory which ensured his 3rd World title Japanese GP, Suzuka, 8 October 2000.World ©  SUTTON.

2000 - 2002

Wins a hat-trick of drivers' titles, rewriting the record books of the sport in the process. Draws level with Juan Manuel Fangio on five world championships and helps Ferrari to take the constructors' crown in each season as well.

Michael Schumacher(GER) Ferrari F399 accident at Stowe on lap 1 Formula One World Championship, British GP, Silverstone, 11 July 1999. World ©  Sutton.


Crashes at the British Grand Prix and breaks his leg. Returns for the Malaysian Grand Prix and helps Ferrari to its first Constructors' Championship since 1983.

Michael Schumacher (GER), Ferrari F300, DNF, congratulates Mika Hakkinen (FIN), McLaren MP4-13, 1st place. Japanese GP, Suzuka, 1 November 1998. World ©  Sutton.


Takes the title fight to the last race of the season but then stalls on the grid at Suzuka, losing the championship to Mika Hakkinen.

Michael Schumacher (GER) Ferrari F310B (Right) moves in on title rival Jacques Villeneuve (CDN) Williams FW19 in an attempt to take him out of the race. He failed and Villeneuve continued to win the World Championship. European Grand Prix, Jerez, Spain, 26 October 1997. World ©  Sutton.


Finishes second in the drivers' championship, but is then disqualified after a collision with eventual champion Jacques Villeneuve at the final race of the season.

Winner Michael Schumacher(GER) Ferrari F310 Italian Grand Prix, Monza, 8th September 1996. World ©  Sutton.


Joins Ferrari and starts on the long process of turning the team's fortunes around. Finishes third in the drivers' championship.

Michael Schumacher (GER) Benetton Renault B195 won the race but returned to the pits on a tow rope. German Grand Prix, Hockenheim, Germany, 30 July 1995. World ©  SUTTON.


Wins his second drivers' title with Benetton.

Michael Schumacher (GER) Benetton (left) and Damon Hill (GBR) Williams shake hands on a good, clean fight for the World Championship crown. Formula One World Championship, European Grand Prix, Jerez, Spain, 16 October 1994. World © Sutton.


Wins his first drivers' championship with Benetton amidst controversy - colliding with nearest rival Damon Hill in the last race of the season.

Michael Schumacher (GER) Benetton. chats with Flavio Briatore (ITA) Benetton Team Manager. Hungarian Grand Prix, Hungaroring, Hungary, 15 August 1993.


Benetton no match for rival Williams car. Wins one race en route to fourth in the standings, having retired from seven rounds.

Michael Schumacher (GER) watches the qualifying times with Ross Brawn (GBR) Belgian Grand Prix, Spa, 30 August 1992


Wins the Belgian Grand Prix and finishes third in the drivers' championship driving for Benetton.

Michael Schumacher (GER) Jordan 191. Formula One World Championship. Belgium Grand Prix, Spa, Belgium. 25 August 1991.


Formula One debut for Jordan, but moves to Benetton after one race. Takes four drivers' championship points.

Michael Schumacher (GER) was winner of the 1990 Championship. German Formula Three Championship, Diepholz, 5 August 1990.


Wins German Formula Three championship.