Schumacher turns 52 - Here's FIVE of his best races

Schumacher turns 52 - Here's FIVE of his best races

03-01-2021 12:01

Michael Schumacher turns 52 years old today. The Formula 1 legend was the most successful driver of all time until 2020, when Lewis Hamilton tied him on seven World Championships. Here's the top five moments of his F1 career.

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Spanish GP - 1996

Michael Schumacher took his first victory for Ferrari at the Circuit de Catalunya in 1996. In the pouring rain, the German was supreme in a race in which only six drivers managed to finish. Competitors Jean Alesi and Jacques Villeneuve were left behind and had to concede tens of seconds in a spectacle. Watch the fantastic images below with Olav Mol as commentator.

GP of Belgium - 1995

On the weekend of the 1995 Belgian Grand Prix he took his sixteenth victory in the premier class of motorsport, Schumacher managed to dominate the entire field. He had a difficult qualifying session and had to start from sixteenth on the grid when the lights went out on Sunday, but the advance started quickly after that. The changeable weather caused a lot of confusion for the drivers, but it was Schumacher with his Mild Seven Benetton Renault team that handled the conditions best. Schumacher won by almost twenty seconds!

GP of France - 2004

The French Grand Prix was also one that went Schumacher's way. Thanks to the pole position on Saturday and a fantastic four-stopper, he beat rival Fernando Alonso in the 4.4 kilometer Magny-Cours.

Hungarian GP - 1998

The duo of Ross Brawn and Michael Schumacher turned out to be excellent and in Hungary, they proved that again. Schumacher had to start from the second row, but managed to take the lead thanks to a three-stop strategy. With this remarkable strategy, he surprised friend and foe.

GP of China - 2006

Finally, the 2006 Grand Prix of China cannot be missed in this list. It was Schumacher's 91st and at the same time last victory for Ferrari. The German would eventually finish second in the World Championship that year for Ferrari with 121 points.

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