Michael & Ralf Carting Clip
1990 Formula 3 Champion
Recent Rare Addition
New 2007 Cap
Catalunya 2007 Testing
Michael will Hang up his Helmet in F1 at the end of 2012 season|
2012 USA GP & Michael takes the record for most miles driven in F1 previously held by Rubens Barrichello
These few pages are my personal tribute to (in my humble opinion) Formula Ones Greatest ever racing driver.
With Text, Statistics & Images of the real thing & Models from my personal collection - some seen below
The Active banner at the top of the page will always return you here & the year buttons to the relevent year
( Most Images when left clicked will open a larger version in a new window )
A Broadband Connection is advantageous when viewing the video clips which range from 1 to 10 min in length
More video clips Will Be added in as time permits.
Michael Schumacher 7 times World Champion - An easily typed or spoken few words
Michael did not win these titles because he simply had the fastest car - As apart from 2002 & 2004 He did not.
He won them
because he has the ability to wring 150% out of what is available to work with, He also has the ability to get others around
him to do the same. That is why Ferrari is "The Dream Team" TEAMWORK on a scale you never see from any of the other F1 teams
- "We Win Together & We Fail Together" - and from 1996 to 2006 we have witnessed
at Ferrari something we may never see
again and I for one feel extremely privileged to have been there to see it.
Michael was Born on the 3rd Of January 1969 in Hurth-Hermuhlheim the son of a Bricklayer.
In 1973 at the age of 4 on a home built Go Kart a colision with a lamp post forced Michael Schumacher off the streets
and onto a race circuit for the first time at nearby Kerpen - Horrem. Little did that lamp post know it had just been hit
by a kid who would, 33 Years later be a 7 times Formula One World Champion.
A Champion who would Hold almost every record in the book - A book which he would have totally rewritten.
1990 with Mercedes.
||2006 RTL-5 Tribute
|On the 23rd of August 1991 After Rising through the ranks of Go Karting, Formula Konig, Formula Ford, Formula 3,
Sportscar Championship & Formula 3000 and at the age of 22 Michael was in Belgium as a late replacement for
Bertrand Gachot at the 7 Up Jordon Team. Gachot was otherwise engaged assisting the U.K. Police with their enquiries
after an alleged assault on a london Taxi Driver.
Michael Schumacher knew the circuit at Spa Francorchamps - (He had been round it on a bycycle !!)
but He did more than enough to raise many eyebrows and open many more eyes when he qualified 7th on the grid,
Outqualifying a stunned team mate - Andrea de Cesaris by some 1.5 seconds.
Unfortunately Michael's Car failed with a burned out clutch on the 1st lap..... But He had made an impact,
Michael was snapped up by Benetton Ford for the last 5 races of the year and so it all began
|Now at the end of 2006 after 16 seasons in Formula One Michael Schumacher Retires
Below are a few of the many Records & statistics from his fantastic career, Many of which may never be beaten.
|Most World Titles 7 - 1994,/95, 2000,/01,/02,/03, & 04
||Most Consecutive titles - 5 (2000 to 2004)
|Most Race Wins - 91
||Most Race wins in 1 season - 13 (2004)
|Most consecutive wins in 1 season - 7 (2004)
||Most wins at same circuit - 8 (France, Magny Cours)
|Most wins with 1 team - 72 (Ferarri)
||Most wins from pole - 40
|Most pole positions - 68
||Most front row starts - 115
|Most podium finishes - 1541
||Most second place finishes - 43
|Most championship points scored - 1,369
||Most points finishes - 190
|Most points in a season - 148 (2004 from a max of 180)
||The only driver to have a podium finish every race in 2002
|Most Fastest Laps - 76
||Most Fastest laps in a season -10 (From 18 in 2004)
|Most Races Led - 141
||Most laps led - 5,108
|Most consecutive podium finishes - 19 (USA 01 - Japan 02)
||Most consecutive point finishes - 24 (Hgry 01- Mlysia 03)
|Most Pole/win/fastest laps - 22
||Earliest Title winner - 2002 (July with 6 races remaining)
|Largest points gap between Champion & 2nd - 67 in 2002
||Longest spell with one team - 11 years Ferarri '96 -'06
After an exciting Season and a very close fight at the end Alonso retains the Title and Renault the Constructors,
Personally I would put it down to Tyre problems early in the season, The ludicrous over reaction to Michaels error in Monaco, The queue in the pits under the safety car in Turkey and the engine failure in Japan and yes - probably Fate
The one thing I do know is that in the 2007 Season, Alonso may be world Champion
But The Best Driver will be sat watching the Races in Switzerland on his Tv
Yes Michael Schumacher is - SIMPLY THE BEST !!
Vodofone retirement advert
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Jeremy Clarkson's - 'Speed Freaks'
||Murray Walker's Top 10
After 3 years back in F1 with Mercedes, Michael will drive his last F1 race in Brazil this weekend
After some memorable races and some runs of bad luck, Michael still gives his all to the race
I would just like to say "THANK YOU" for 21 years of excitement and making F1 so memorable
Without Michael Scumacher F1 will not be the same, The greatest racer, Driver and champion
Enjoy life and have a fantastic retirement.... YOU DESREVE IT !!
I hope soon to update some of the facts and add more video clips - as time allows