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HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014

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COUNTRYPOLES
Germany68
DATE OF BIRTHPODIUMS
19690103155
DRIVER NUMBERFASTEST LAPS
777
RACESCAREER POINTS
3061566
WINSWORLD CHAMPS
917

driver profile

M.Schumacher
If there is one name that resounds in modern Formula 1 like no other, it would have to be that of Michael Schumacher. The winner of seven titles and 91 races is unquestionably the most accomplished driver in F1 history. Schumacher began his career at Jordan but switched to Benetton one race later. He went on to win two titles with the Flavio Briatore-led team. In 1996, the German moved to Ferrari with a promise that he would bring the legendary team its first title in two decades. It took him four years to make that pledge a reality but he reiterated its fulfilment, and how! The Schumacher era - which is often likened to that of an emperor - spanned from 2000 to 2004. Along with Ferrari, he spelled utter domination for five consecutive seasons. But as with all good things, the dream run had to come to an end. Young Spaniard Fernando Alonso beat the German to the 2005 and 2006 titles, and Schumacher subsequently decided to retire from the sport. The 'master of the wet' has numerous traits which set him apart as a racer. His ability to conserve his car and extract maximum performance, his ruthless overtaking skills and his unmatched car control are but a few. His return to F1 after three seasons on the sidelines has been anything but a reflection of his past performances. The media hammered his comeback, as his results did not even match of what could be defined as mediocre. He was outpaced by his teammate Nico Rosberg on numerous occasions and there have been calls for him to retire yet again. Nevertheless, the German swept the criticism behind him as he prepares for yet another season.

Driver Report

season so far

Race Date Grid Finish Pts. Total Pts.
Brazilian 25/11 13 7 6
United States 18/11 5 16 0
Abu Dhabi 04/11 13 11 0
Indian 28/10 14 22 0
Korean 14/10 10 13 0
Japanese 07/10 23 11 0
Singapore 23/09 9 20 0
Italian 09/09 4 6 8
Belgian 02/09 13 7 6
Hungarian 29/07 17 24 0
German 22/07 3 7 6
British 08/07 3 7 6
European 24/06 12 3 15
Canadian 10/06 9 22 0
Monaco 27/05 6 19 0
Spanish 13/05 8 24 0
Bahrain 22/04 22 10 1
Chinese 15/04 2 24 0
Malaysian 25/03 3 10 1
Australian 18/03 4 22 0
Brazilian 27/11 10 15 0
Abu Dhabi 13/11 8 7 6
Indian 30/10 11 5 10
Korean 16/10 12 24 0
Japanese 09/10 8 6 8
Singapore 25/09 8 23 0
Italian 11/09 8 5 10
Belgian 28/08 24 5 10
Hungarian 31/07 9 22 0
German 24/07 10 8 4
British 10/07 13 9 2
European 26/06 8 17 0
Canadian 12/06 8 4 12
Monaco 29/05 5 21 0
Spanish 22/05 10 6 8
Turkish 08/05 8 12 0
Chinese 17/04 14 8 4
Malaysian 10/04 11 9 2
Australian 27/03 11 21 0

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