Michael Schumacher

Birth Date: 3 January 1969 Home Town: Hürth-Hermülheim, Germany
Nationality: German Web: www.michael-schumacher.de/

Michael Schumacher is the most successful Formula 1 driver of all time with seven world titles (two with Benetton, five with Ferrari) and 91 wins to his name.

The German originally quit Formula 1 at the end of 2006 after 11 years with Ferrari but he returned with Mercedes after a three-year break in 2010. In 2012 he made the podium at the European Grand Prix at the age of 43 before retiring from top-flight racing for good.

Schumacher has continued appearing at the Race Of Champions, however. During his original break from racing he appeared at three ROC events, beginning a run of success in the ROC Nations Cup with Sebastian Vettel at Wembley in 2007. Further glory at Beijing's Olympic Stadium, Düsseldorf's Esprit Arena and Bangkok's Rajamangala Stadium took that run to six successive titles.

 

Michael Schumacher - Career Highlights

  • 7-time Formula 1 World Champion (1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2004)
  • Over 300 F1 Grand Prix starts
  • 91 F1 victories
  • 68 F1 pole positions

Other Achievements

2000: Wins first of five straight championships for Ferrari

1994: First F1 world title for Benetton

1991: 2nd in All-Japan F3000 Championship

1990: 5th in Sports-Protype World Championship

1990: German Formula 3 Champion

1988: German Formula König Champion

1987: European Kart Champion

1987: German Senior Kart Champion

1984 & 85: German Junior Kart Champion


ROC Highlights

2012: ROC Nations Cup Winner for Germany with Sebastian Vettel for record 6th consecutive year, ROC semi-finalist

2011: ROC Nations Cup Winner for Germany with Sebastian Vettel, ROC semi-finalist

2010: ROC Nations Cup Winner for Germany with Sebastian Vettel

2009: ROC finalist, runner-up to Mattias Ekström. ROC Nations Cup Winner for Germany with Sebastian Vettel

2008: ROC quarter-finalist, ROC Nations Cup Winner for Germany with Sebastian Vettel

2007: ROC finalist, runner-up to Mattias Ekström. ROC Nations Cup Winner for Germany with Sebastian Vettel

2004: Debut in the Race Of Champions. ROC semi-finalist. Won the ‘World Champion Battle’ against WRC champion Sébastien Loeb