Formula One: Ferrari pay tribute as Michael Schumacher turns 49
Michael Schumacher, seven-time Formula One (F1) champion, suffered brain injuries in a skiing accident in 2013 and has been in a coma since then.Updated: Jan 03, 2018 19:08 IST
Agence France-Presse, Milan
Italian Formula One team Ferrari paid tribute to Michael Schumacher on Wednesday as the former seven-time F1 world champion turned 49 years.
“Today Michael turns 49, our thoughts are always with him. #Keepfighting #ForzaMichael,” the Italian stable wrote on their Twitter account, Scuderia Ferrari.
The retired German racing ace, widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers ever, suffered catastrophic brain injuries in a skiing accident in 2013 and has been receiving care at his home in Switzerland since.
Michael Schumacher (Benetton-Renault) chases down Jean Alesi (Ferrari), passes the Frenchman at the chicane & goes on to win the European GP at the Nurburgring, MSC’s second win in Germany in 1995. #F1 pic.twitter.com/Veh8ubIKt5— F1 in the 1990s 🏎 (@1990sF1) December 26, 2017
Schumacher won two titles with Benetton in 1994 and 1995 before five consecutive world drivers’ titles with Ferrari between 2000 and 2004.
His records of seven titles, 91 career victories, most fastest laps (77) and most races won in a single season (13), remain unchallenged.
First Published: Jan 03, 2018 19:08 IST