Invincible Michael Schumacher - 46
• Invincible Michael Schumacher - 46
Michael Schumacher - German racer "Formula 1", the seven-time world champion, twice world vice-champion and three times bronze medalist, holder of numerous records, "Formula 1" in the number of wins (91), podium finishes (155), wins in a single season ( 13), fastest laps (77), as well as titles in a row. His name has become a household word, and journalists gave him the nickname "The Red Baron" because of the similarity of national, race car "Ferrari" red, red, fitness, and their invincibility ...
December 29, 2013 with the great Schumacher had an accident - a nasty fall on the ski slope. Since then, he and his family are fighting for a full life. Yesterday athlete celebrate a birthday, and we wish him a speedy recovery, strength and good health.
Michael Schumacher was born on January 3, 1969 in Germany in Huerth-Hermyulhaym in mason family. Who would have thought that a simple boy waiting in the future. "My father was a bricklayer, we lived pretty poorly. I was completely normal childhood, as well as any boy. I loved to play with your friends in football, but I also practiced judo and traveled on the cards ", - says Michael.
However, in the future it is the parents influenced the choice of his son. Father Michael - Rolf - made maps of the normal lawn mowers, and which drove his first meters of the four-Schumacher. Later Rolf organized its own karting center, where a year later the young race car driver won his first cup. And in the six years, Michael became the champion of karting club.
Since Schumacher ill races. He continued to perform, and when the long-time family friend Juergen Dilke bought a ten-year Michael new cards from the future stars of motorsport have the opportunity to travel all over the whole of Germany, but only at the level of a guest - as to obtain a racing license at the time he had not yet reached the necessary 14 years. However, some autopilots were only too happy to do so.
But as soon as Schumacher has reached the required age, he immediately threw himself into the fight. Michael became the German champion among juniors in 1984-85, has won the European championship and was second in the World Junior Championships.
But the events of 1985 could be the end for Schumacher in the sport - in a terrible accident was Stefan Bellof, the famous German racer. Michael was stunned by this event has become more cautious, and even thought about his further fate in motorsport. Worried and Jürgen, who has decided to discontinue the sponsorship Schumacher soon. However, in 1986, Schumacher returned to the sport and his enthusiasm returned and Jurgen. This year did not bring an athlete wins, but Michael made it clear that no other way he does not have.
The main triumph was to come - in 1987 brought Michael German championship titles (with an advantage of 15 points), Europe and the world, in 1988, Schumacher was in German Formula Konig. He confidently won the championship, winning 9 races out of 10 and finished second at the last stage. In addition, Michael was second in F1600 and the fourth in the Formula Ford.
In 1989 he meets the brilliant manager Willi Weber, who was able to provide him with a great future. In 1990, Michael gets to the German "Formula 3" and becomes her champion, and after starting to play for the team Mersedes-Benz in the category of sports prototypes, but good results could not show.
But a year later the fate smiled Schumacher, and in 1991 he made his debut in the "Formula 1" at the Belgian Grand Prix. Michael Schumacher impressed everyone, being 7th on the basis of qualifications. He was able to immediately ahead of his team-mate, an experienced pilot, Andrea de Cesaris. After such a resounding debut Weber was able to join the team Benneton.
In the first race for Benneton he finished 5th, ahead of his team mate, three-time world champion Nelson Piquet. In the remaining four races Schumacher has twice finished in the points twice and went. In '92, Michael won his first race in the "Formula 1". He finished the championship in 3rd place.
In the 95th, he defended his title, beating the nearest competitor by 33 points. By this time Michael already had 19 wins, 21 podiums and 10 pole positions. If we exclude a few races in 1991, the 4 years of his speeches, he only twice finished lower than 4th place (both times due to technical problems with the car)
Later, as part of the Ferrari team, since 1996, Schumacher scored one victory after another. But 1999 was a real black stripe in the life and career of an athlete, he also made it harder, showing that this talent did not save nothing.
the accident happened at Silverstone, when he departed in turn Stowe and broke his leg after a Ferrari crashed into a protective tire, turned his whole life. "After the impact I have calmed down, it seemed that there had been no trouble, when suddenly I felt that the heart beats are weakening, and a few seconds everything was quiet. In the eyes of the dark, I thought that I was dying. I do not know whether it was a fainting or shock, but I really felt like the heart stops. Fortunately, nothing happened, but it was an interesting experience. " However, he returned to the race the athlete after 98 days after the accident.
When he returned, he immediately prove who is the best pilot of our time. On an unknown track in Malaysia, Michael won the pole position, piloting the way it did in his best years, leaving rivals no chance.
There was Schumacher in his personal life: Michael has a wife and two children. By the way, the son of Schumacher - a young race car driver and team competition serves as his father. He became famous racing driver and brother Michael.
on for all the good, unfortunately, have to pay: December 29, 2013 Schumacher with his son and his friends went to the ski slopes in the Alps, where he became the victim of a terrible accident - Michael tripping over invisible under fresh snow stone fell and I hit the right side of the head on the rock ledge and injured his skull. He was held two neurosurgical operations, he was put into an artificial coma, and six months later, Michael left the hospital for further rehabilitation. Bigpikcha wishes him a speedy recovery and am sure that he is required to succeed!