Michael Schumacher has to be undoubtedly the greatest Formula-1 racer of all time. At his peak Schumacher was winning every Grand Prix he took part in. He represented several riding companies including Jordan, Benneton, Ferrari, and Mercedes. Michael Schumacher is currently working as a UN ambassador and he also is a philanthropist. Schumacher was noted for taking his car to the very limit for long periods during races, a pioneering fitness regimen, and the ability to galvanize teams around him. His concentration while dealing with speed was supreme. Here is a look at Michael Schumacher’s life: –
Michael Schumacher Family: –
Michael Schumacher was born on 3rd January 1969 in Hurth, West Germany. Schumacher’s parents were Rolf Schumacher who was a bricklayer in Michael’s younger days and Elisabeth Schumacher who was a homemaker. Michael Schumacher’s father, later on, hosted a go-karting business and his mother ran the canteen in that very business. Michael has a brother and a stepbrother. His brothers are Ralf Schumacher and Sebastian Stahl. Michael married Corrina Schumacher in the year 1995 and they both have 2 kids. Gina-Maria Schumacher and Mick Schumacher.
Michael Schumacher Early Life: –
When Michael Schumacher was young his father started his go-karting business and this is what attracted Michael to vehicles. When Michael was six years old, he had joined a go-karting club in Kerpen-Horrem. Back in the day, it was required that for a go-karting license you need to be at least 14 years old but most people say that Michael was one of the best karters before 14. And to get the license at age 12, he got the license from Luxembourg.
Schumacher began professional driving in 1989. He signed up with Willi Weber’s Formula 3 team in 1989 and the next year he was fully funded by Weber and he won the German Formula 3 series standing first! In 1990 he also enrolled in the Mercedes Driving program that helped him dominate the driving circuit.
Michael Schumacher Education: –
Schumacher has dropped out of college in the year 1986.
Michael Schumacher Net Worth: –
Schumacher’s annual income was 50 Million Dollars via sponsorships, prize money, and all the other earnings. He is said to have a net worth of 800-900 Million Dollars. Michael is renowned for his significant philanthropy work.
Michael Schumacher Career: –
Schumacher represented Jordan for 1 year in 1991. Further, he shifted to the Benneton’s for 4 years. From 1991-1995 his performances at Benneton were clinical. Schumacher won the first World Championship in the year 1994 and before that, all of his performances were great but not great enough to win him a podium finish. He then represented Ferrari for 10 long years from 1996-2006. And in the very far end of his career, he stayed at Mercedes.
Michael Schumacher Achievements and Awards: –
|Record||Date first achieved||Current record|
|Most Championship titles of all time||In 2003||7 times|
|Most consecutive titles of all time||From 2000 to 2004||5 times|
|Most races left in the season when becoming World Champion of all time||In 2002||6 times|
|Most wins in a season of all time||In 2004||13 times|
|Most pole positions at the same Grand Prix of all time||Japan 1994–1995, 1998–2002, 2004||8 times|
|Most wins at the same Grand Prix of all time||France 1994–1995, 1997–1998, 2001–2002, 2004, 2006||8 times|
|Most seasons with a win of all time||1992–2006||15 times|
|Most consecutive seasons with a win in history||1992–2006||15 times|
|Most consecutive top-two finishes in history||Brazil 2002 – Japan 2002||15 times|
|Most podium finishes in a season||2002||17 times|
|The highest percentage of podium finishes in one season of all time||2002||100%|
|Most consecutive podium finishes in history||2001 United States Grand Prix – 2002 Japanese Grand Prix||19 times|
|Longest time between first and last podium finishes||1992 Mexican Grand Prix – 2012 European Grand Prix||7,399 days|
|Fastest laps in history||2001 Australian Grand Prix||77 times|
|Fastest laps in a season of all time||2004||10 times|
|Most hat-tricks (pole, win, and fastest lap)||2002 Japanese Grand Prix||22 times|
|Most hat-tricks in a season||2004||5 times|
|Most races with a single constructor||2005 European Grand Prix||181 times|