king, a Hero, a legend: on the Occasion of Michael Schumacher’s 50. Birthday has paid tribute to the formula 1 the German record champion of the world, full of sympathy and respect.
“50 years of life and a legacy that will last forever”, boasted the five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, who replaced the Kerpen after the 2012 season at Mercedes. As “the greatest formula-1-Champion of the story,” praised him for his Confidant Jean Todt, who was Schumacher’s Ferrari team boss and now President of Motorsport’s world governing body FIA. For Damon Hill, in the mid-90s world Cup-rival of the hero of the day, Schumacher is simply “extraordinary”.
Schumacher’s last formula-1 racing team Mercedes, paid tribute to him for his services. “As a driver, Michael has led the formula 1 with his eye for Detail and his technical understanding to a completely new Level,” said Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff on Thursday. “He has done everything with great determination, the team debrief (debrief) with his engineers to the Fitness Training. And he was always looking for new Ways to improve his performance on the track.“
Schumacher has been seven times world champion and has won 91 Grand Prix. After eleven years at Ferrari, the Kerpen finished by the end of his playing career in 2006, was from 2010 to 2012, but a Comeback at Mercedes. “Michael had a tremendous influence on the world of formula 1,” said Wolff about Schumacher, which was recorded in 1990 in the Junior program of the Mercedes. “He has not only an incredible record – a record that remains unbroken to this day – but the Sport changed forever.”
Schumacher has made in his three formula 1 years, the current world champion-team Mercedes important construction work. “Michael is one of the founding fathers of our success in the past five years,” said Wolff. “He has played a crucial role, as we are again joined in the formula 1, and is one of the people who have laid the Foundation for our success in the years to follow.”
Schumacher lives in a skiing accident five years ago, and one suffered a traumatic brain injury from the Public, shielded in his Swiss home in Gland on lake Geneva. “You’ve always been a true Inspiration for me and for the whole world,” said Hamilton. Schumacher’s last Ferrari team-mate Felipe Massa described the German in one word as “Hero”. And for Flavio Briatore, who was Schumacher’s first two world Cup titles in 1994 and 1995, his team boss at Benetton, called him a “king”.
his 50. Birthday also a Schumacher dedicated to the exhibition in Maranello, near Modena, is accessible. The Ferrari Museum shows under the title “Michael, 50” a look back at his successes. “Schumacher has a special place in Ferrari’s history,” – said the former Ferrari Star.