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Schumacher received a report seven F1 titles

F1 legend Michael Schumacher “formed and altered the game without end” says Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, as tributes are paid to the seven-time world champion on his 50th birthday.

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The German is probably the most profitable F1 driver and received a report 91 Grands Prix.

In 2013 he suffered critical head accidents in a snowboarding accident and has not been seen in public since.

“We’re doing all the things humanly attainable to assist him,” his household mentioned in a press release on Wednesday.

The previous Ferrari driver is being handled at his dwelling in Switzerland, however little is understood about his restoration.

Schumacher made his debut with Jordan in 1991, earlier than becoming a member of Benetton, the place he received back-to-back drivers’ championships in 1994 and 1995.

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A transfer to Ferrari in 1996 culminated in an unprecedented interval of success, profitable 5 successive titles from 2000-04.

He briefly retired in 2006, however returned with Mercedes in 2010 for 3 seasons, earlier than retiring for a second time.

“Not solely did he [Michael] set an unimaginable report – a report that’s but to be crushed – however he additionally formed and altered the game without end,” mentioned Wolff.

“As a driver, Michael took F1 to an entire new degree together with his consideration to element and his technical data.

“He did all the things with nice dedication, from his engineering debriefs to his bodily coaching, and was at all times trying to find new methods to enhance his on-track efficiency.”

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Though he by no means received a race with Mercedes, Wolff credit Schumacher with being the “one of many founding fathers of the success we’ve had within the final 5 years” which has seen the workforce win 5 consecutive titles.

Schumacher’s household have launched the Official Michael Schumacher App, which shall be a “digital museum” of the motive force’s achievements, whereas Ferrari have opened a particular exhibition at their museum in Italy.

His daughter Gina posted on Instagram,