Racing is in the blood of Singaporeans. Every year, Singapore and its neighbouring countries welcome the Grand Prix. If you are a racing fan, you surely heard about Michael Schumacher. Michael Schumacher is a famous icon in the racing industry. He is retired though.
He was born on January 3, 1969 in West Germany. Schumacher is regarded as one of the world’s greatest Formula One driver. He won seven times in the Formula One World Championship. With that, he was awarded the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year. He was well-admired because of his many driver records.
Did you know that he holds the most championship records? He is also one of drivers with the fastest laps. In 2002, he was touted as the only driver in history (of Formula One) to finish in the top 3 in every race of the season. In fact, Formula One regarded him as the “greatest driver” in the sport.
He joined Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari and Mercedes teams. Records show that he won 91 races, 155 podium and 68 pole positions. On December 29, 2013, an unfortunate event happened. He was on a skiing trip but he encountered an accident and fell. He hit his head which brought him to a medically induced coma.
He suffered severe brain injury. He was in coma from December 2013 to June 2014. Six months in this state led his neurology specialist to infer that he will be an invalid. He will live his live being dependent on other’s help. The head injury indeed claimed his body. Despite that, his legacy will never be forgotten. The news about Schumacher is saddening but life must go on for Schumacher, his family and his fans.