Remember the path of ascent of the legends of Formula 1
On the third of January marks 50 years of the champion, whose name embodies the Formula 1 – Michael Schumacher.
During his long career, the driver was able to put many records and win the hearts of fans, reports politeka.net.
Now Schumacher is being treated after a serious injury. We remember the path of ascent of the legendary racer to his cherished dream of becoming world champion.
1. How it all began
Love to drive Schumacher was born in childhood. His father, master tiles, was the Manager of a local kart track where the racer for the first time tried himself behind the wheel of a pedal map.
Later, his father outfitted his car with a motor and a future champion crashed into the first column. But it only spurred Schumi, as he was called, the fans love racing even stronger and at the age of six years he won his first victory in the race.
2. The thorny path to start a career
Even at a young age, Schumacher was unclear in his desires – he wants to go to a great racing sport. At age 14 he got his first racing license and began to speak in an official competition.
For 3 years he won several German and European Championships. But to get to the sport costs a lot of money that could not afford the family of Schumacher. A young and ambitious rider almost left his venture and got a job as an assistant mechanic.
3. As the misfortune has helped
The talent of the young Schumacher noticed Willi Weber, who became his faithful Manager and signing to the race “Formula 3”, and then having signed a contract with Mercedes. Mercedes, in turn, sponsored Schumacher’s first participation in the “Formula-1”.
In 1991 Eddie Jordan invited Schumacher to play for your team “Jordan” at the Grand Prix of Belgium, is trapped in prison because of a quarrel with the taxi driver the regular driver of the team Bertrand gascho. This Grand Prix Schumacher did not win any prizes, but showed good result on a weak machine, making it noticed in the “Benetton” and the next race he had already played for the team Benetton-Ford.
Schumacher in his career played on the cars of several brands, but all the fans associate it with Ferrari. The red color of his “horse” has brought him the world championship. Before signing the contract with Schumacher’s Ferrari for 17 years won the championship. But for your first year in the company Michael earned three victories.
That driver was able to instill in the team’s famous accuracy and responsibility and to rally a Ferrari around a common goal — to become world Champions.
To Formula 1 Schumacher won karting Championships in Germany and the European tournaments. In 1990 he won the first championship in Formula 3 in Germany.
In 1992, the first time in Formula 1 team Benetton, racer could only reach third place. But that was only the beginning of a stellar procession of Schumacher. During his career, the German was able to win the world championship, five of them he won in a row, thereby becoming the owner of almost all records possible in this sport.
For comparison, during the existence of the F-1 record of five victories in the world Championships. It was up to Schumacher.
6. What does it Schumacher?
Michael on the track and Michael in life – are two different people. When a driver gets behind the wheel of his car – he’s uncompromising, sometimes even cruel, but confident champion. For his career happened not a few scandals and tragic situations. For his first championship title in 1994, was killed Ayrton Senna. The Brazilian was in the lead on the track, but the tail he stubbornly sat Schumacher. The result of the duel was the death of Senna – he flew off the track and crashed against a concrete wall.
In life, Schumacher was fully dedicated to his work and the people who surround him.
“No other Ferrari driver did not work so much with the whole team and no one else was appreciated, as Schumacher, which led the Italian team to victory in the Cup of designers “Formulas-1″ six times in a row,” write on the website F-1.
Schumacher often visited the Ferrari factory, talked with the engineers, were thanked for their work and gave gifts. His work ethic was an example to all. Also Michael was always known for their generosity and philanthropy, allocating millions of dollars to help various organizations.
7. Tragedy at a ski resort
For several years the fan community Forums monitoring the state of health of Schumacher. Legendary racer in December 2013 received a traumatic brain injury while skiing. After spending several months in a coma, he woke up, but 4 years is an intense treatment that requires constant care and concern.
The family of Michael almost tells nothing about the condition of the champion, citing the fact that about it I asked the Schumacher. He has always been humble and during a speech before the public and the media was silent. However, according to existing data, as Schumi has improved significantly – he is no longer chained to the bed and then comes the treatment at home in Switzerland.