Michael Schumacher

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher Full Name: Michael Schumacher


Profession: Formula 1 Driver
Why Famous: Seven-time Formula One World Champion and the only driver in Formula One history to finish in the top three in every race of a season.

Born: January 3, 1969 (49 years old)
Birthplace: Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn

Married Life

  • 1995-08-01 F1 driver Michael Schumacher (26) weds Corinna Betsch in Kerpen, Germany

Historical Events in the Life of Michael Schumacher

  • 1994-11-13 Title contenders Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill famously collide on lap 35 of the season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide; Schumacher wins his first World F1 Drivers title by 1 point from Hill
  • 1995-11-12 German Benetton driver Michael Schumacher crashes in the season-ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but claims second straight World F1 Drivers title by 33 points from Damon Hill
  • 2000-10-22 German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher wins Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang, his 4th straight race victory to finish season; 3rd, and 1st of 5 straight World F1 Drivers Championships; wins by 19 points from Mika Häkkinen
  • 2002-10-13 Michael Schumacher wins season ending Japanese F1 Grand Prix for his record 11th victory of the year & 3rd straight World Drivers title; title margin: 67 points from Ferrari team mate Rubens Barrichello
  • 2003-10-12 Michael Schumacher in a Ferrari finishes 8th at the season-ending Japanese F1 Grand Prix at Suzuka; clinches 4th consecutive World Drivers title by 2 points from Kimi Räikkönen
  • 2004-10-24 German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher finishes 8th at season-ending Brazilian F1 Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace; his 5th straight World Drivers title, record 7th career World title; Ferrari's 6th straight Constructors title
  • 2005-06-19 Michael Schumacher wins controversial United States Formula 1 Grand Prix where only 6 of 20 cars complete the race amongst ridicule of F1 safety and tyre rules
  • 2006-07-02 Michael Schumacher wins US F1 Grand Prix for the 5th time, 1st driver in any series to win 5 races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • 2012-10-04 7-time world Formula 1 drivers champion Michael Schumacher of Germany announces his retirement from racing at the end of the season
  • 2013-12-29 7-time world F1 motor racing champion Michael Schumacher suffers a serious head injury in a ski accident in the French Alps; his condition still remains unclear

Famous Racing Car Drivers