Happy Birthday Michael Schumacher!

Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher

Jan.03 (PVM) Michael Schumacher turns 42 years of age today and will be the oldest Formula 1 driver on the grid when the 2011 season gets underway at the Bahrain Grand Prix in March.

Schumacher was born on 3 January 1969 in Hürth, Germany. Schumi as he is refered to by German fans. He won two F1 titles with the Benetton team in 1994 and 1995 but is most famous for his eleven-year spell with Ferrari which saw him notch up five Formula 1 World Championship titles between 2000 and 2004.

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 One history to finish in the top three in every race.

He returned to Formula 1 in 2010 with the Mercedes GP team, finishing ninth in the championship whcih was his worst result since he started in F1 fulltime back in 1992, although he was disqualified from the standings in 1997.