Michael Schumacher


 
Born 3 Jan 1969 in Huerth-Hermuehlheim, Germany
Website Official Site (in German & English)
Fan Club (in English)
Guler's Fan Site (in English)

One of the all-time greatest drivers and arguably the most controversial - winning the FIA World Driver's Championship a record seven times between 1994 and 2004 but was involved in many memorable (and some say, unsportsman-like) on-track incidents during that time. Clashes with Damon Hill (1994), Jacques Villeneuve (1997) and the infamous qualifying "stall" at Monaco in 2006 sullied his image somewhat, but his strategy and racecraft were second to none - especially in the wet.

Having driven well in karting, Formula Ford and F3, he was given a seat at the Mercedes Junior world sportscar team (partnering Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Karl Wendlinger) in 1990. The following year Jordan hired him to temporarily replace Betrand Gachot at the Belgian GP and Schumacher shocked the establishment by qualifying 7th. Though his race ended on the first lap when the gearbox failed, he was immediately signed by Benetton to partner Nelson Piquet for the rest of the season (much to the chagrin of Eddie Jordan). Schumacher out-qualified Piquet in all but one of the remaining races and by the end of 1990 the young German had become leader of the team.

To be continued...

Year Team / Number Starts Wins Poles F Lap Pts Pos
1991 Jordan-Ford #32
Benetton-Ford #19
1
5
0 0 0 0
4
=13th
1992 Benetton-Ford #19 16 1 0 2 53 3rd
1993 Benetton-Ford #5 16 1 0 5 52 4th
1994 Benetton-Ford #5 14 8 6 8 92 1st
1995 Benetton-Renault #1 17 9 4 8 102 1st
1996 Ferrari #1 15 3 4 2 59 3rd
1997 Ferrari #5 17 5 3 3 78* -
1998 Ferrari #3 16 6 3 6 86 2nd
1999 Ferrari #3 9 2 3 5 44 5th

* Disqualified following incident at European GP

Year Team / Number Races Wins Poles F Lap Pts Pos
2000 Ferrari #3 17 9 9 2 108 1st
2001 Ferrari #1 17 9 11 3 123 1st
2002 Ferrari #1 17 11 7 7 144 1st
2003 Ferrari #1 16 6 5 5 93 1st
2004 Ferrari #1 18 13 8 10 148 1st
2005 Ferrari #1 19 1 1 3 62 3rd
2006 Ferrari #5 18 7 4 7 121 2nd

When Felipe Massa suffered a serious accident at the 2009 Hungarian GP, Schumacher prepared to replace him for the rest of the season but because of a neck injury suffered while motorcycle racing the return to the cockpit was aborted. This led to talks with Ross Brawn and Mercedes, for whom he raced at sports cars in 1990 and 1991, and after 3 years of retirement his return was confirmed in December 2009.

Year Team / Number Races Wins Poles F Lap Pts Pos
2010 Mercedes #3 19 0 0 0 72 9th
2011 Mercedes #7 19 0 0 0 76 8th
2012 Mercedes #7 20 0 0 1 49 13th
 

TOTALS:

306 91 68 77 1566  

 
TITLES
2004 World Drivers' Champion
2003 World Drivers' Champion
2002 World Drivers' Champion
2001 World Drivers' Champion
2000 World Drivers' Champion
1998 World Drivers' runner-up
1995 World Drivers' Champion
1994 World Drivers' Champion
1990 German F3 Champion
1988 German Formula Konig Champion
1998 European FF1600 runner-up
1987 European Kart Champion

 

MS 1991 Jordan debut MS 1993 podium celebration MS 1994 MS 1995

France 1997

The now famous Schuey victory leap! Canadian GP 1998

Michael Schumacher


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