Michael Schumacher, born on January 3, 1969, will be celebrating his 50th birthday this year! Widely regarded as the greatest of all times, Schumacher has been the most successful driver in the history of the sport. As the celebrated driver turns 50 today, people across the globe paid rich tributes to the retired Formula1 Racing driver on social media platforms!
Schumacher experienced a life-threatening injury, after he was involved in a skiing accident in 2013. The F1 driver had suffered a traumatic brain injury and was in the medical-induced coma for six months. He was later shifted to his home where he has been receiving medical treatment and rehabilitation program privately. Since the tragic accident, Schumacher hasn’t been able to make any public appearance. Lewis Hamilton Clarifies 'Poor India' Remark: F1 Racer Driver Says India Should Have Built Schools, Toilets Instead of Race Circuit!
Schumacher’s family released a statement on his 50th birthday. The statement read, “You can be sure that he is in the very best of hands and that we are doing everything humanly possible to help him. Please understand if we are following Michael’s wishes and keeping such a sensitive subject as health, as it has always been, in privacy.”
1. Here's what Ferrari's official handle said.
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) January 3, 2019
2. Here's how F1's official handle wished Michael Schumacher.
91 victories, seven world titles, and just one word to describe him...
— Formula 1 (@F1) January 3, 2019
3. Mercedes had a special wish for the 'Star'.
50 years ago, a star was born. A star who shaped and changed @F1 forever. Who broke records, redefined excellence and helped lay the foundations for our future success.
— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) January 3, 2019
4. #KeepFightingMichael became a trend in no time!
#HappyBirthday is a bit trite in the circumstances, but Schumi turns 50 today. We don't know his state of health, but we must still say #KeepFightingMichael & we should never forget how dominant he once was. I'll remember him like this: Ferrari F310, Monaco '96, en route to pole. pic.twitter.com/Tv3LJMz7vd
— Matt Bishop (@TheBishF1) January 3, 2019
5. All the love, champ!
— tami. (@Vetteleclerc) January 3, 2019
6. Happy 50th Birthday Michael Schumacher!
Happy 50th birthday Michael Schumacher..
— Paul O'Neill (@PaulONeill29) January 3, 2019
My Our Sporting Idol?
Quite simply, my sporting idol.
Happy Birthday Michael, keep fighting ❤️
— Matt Gallagher (@xMattyG) January 3, 2019
In his illustrious career, Michael Schumacher has won World Championships, a record seven times. Schumacher has most Grand Prix wins (91) against his name and also holds the record of winning most races in a single season – 13. During the time of his retirement, the official F1 statement read, “Schumacher is the statistically the greatest driver the sport has ever seen." Formula 1 Replaces 'Grid Girls' With 'Grid Kids'; FIA to Push The Sport Among Children.
As Michael Schumacher recovers from his life-threatening brain injury, we at LatestLY, wish him a speedy recovery and hope he remains in the pink of his health! Stay tuned with us for all the latest updates about Michael Schumacher.