We can only hope to keep some of the edge we had this weekend and transform it into the European seasonSchumacher wins the U.S. Grand Prix Jul 02, 2006
The wind conditions (were) a little bit tricky but the day was superbMichael Schumacher wins the latest F1 race May 07, 2006
The car is fast, but we haven't been able to demonstrate this yetGerman ace defends troubled Ferrari Apr 06, 2006
If you think where we had been last year, if you see what has happened over the winter time and somebody would have told us we would finish second we would be absolutely happy about itAlonso wins the 2006 Formula One opener Mar 12, 2006
As long as there is a mathematical chance, we will fight for the titleWorld's most successful racer lags behind Jul 05, 2005
Michael Schumacher (German pronunciation: ( listen); born 3 January 1969 in Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a Formula One racing driver currently driving for Mercedes GP. Most famous for his eleven-year spell with Ferrari, Schumacher is a seven-time World Champion and according to the official Formula One website is "statistically the greatest driver the sport has ever seen"; he holds many of the formula's driver records including most championships, race victories, fastest laps, pole positions, points scored and most races won in a single season – 13 in 2004. In 2002 he became the only driver in Formula 1 history to finish in the top three in every race.
After beginning with go-karts Schumacher won German drivers' championships in Formula König and Formula Three before joining Mercedes in the World Sportscar Championship. After one Mercedes-funded race for the Jordan Formula One team Schumacher signed as a driver for the Benetton Formula One team in 1991. After winning consecutive championships with Benetton in 1994/5, Schumacher moved to Ferrari in 1996 and won another five consecutive drivers' titles with them from 2000–2004. Schumacher retired from Formula One driving in 2006 staying with Ferrari as an advisor. After an earlier attempted comeback for Ferrari, as cover for the injured Felipe Massa, Schumacher signed a 3-year contract to drive for the new Mercedes GP team from 2010.
His career has not been without controversy, including being twice involved in collisions in the final race of a season that determined the outcome of the world championship, with Damon Hill in the 1994 in Adelaide, and with Jacques Villeneuve in 1997 in Jerez.