Michael Schumacher

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Michael Schumacher (German: [ˈmɪçaːʔeːl ˈʃuːmaxɐ] ; born 3 January 1969) is a German former racing driver who competed in Formula One for Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari, and Mercedes. Schumacher has a joint-record seven World Drivers' Championship titles (tied with Lewis Hamilton); at the time of his retirement from the sport in 2012, he also held the records for the most wins (91), pole positions (68), and podium finishes (155)—which have since been broken by Hamilton—while he maintains the record for consecutive Drivers' Championships and number of total fastest laps (77), among others. Born to working-class parents, Schumacher started his racing career in karting. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Schumacher has received more than 30,784,822 page views. His biography is available in 141 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 123 in 2019). Michael Schumacher is the 3rd most popular racing driver, the 125th most popular biography from Germany (up from 126th in 2019) and the most popular German Racing Driver.

Michael Schumacher is a German racing driver who is most famous for winning seven Formula One World Championships.

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Among racing drivers, Michael Schumacher ranks 3 out of 1,080Before him are Enzo Ferrari, and Niki Lauda. After him are Ayrton Senna, Juan Manuel Fangio, James Hunt, Alain Prost, Ken Miles, Alberto Ascari, Emerson Fittipaldi, Giuseppe Farina, and Nelson Piquet.

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Among people born in 1969, Michael Schumacher ranks 1After him are Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Oliver Kahn, Jennifer Aniston, Cate Blanchett, Matthew Perry, Gabriel Batistuta, Gerard Butler, Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Matthew McConaughey.

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Among people born in Germany, Michael Schumacher ranks 125 out of 7,253Before him are Leni Riefenstahl (1902), Novalis (1772), Wim Wenders (1945), Augustus II the Strong (1670), Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472), and Leopold I of Belgium (1790). After him are Lothair I (795), Queen Silvia of Sweden (1943), Heinrich Böll (1917), Michel Ney (1769), Walter Gropius (1883), and Erik Erikson (1902).


Among racing drivers born in Germany, Michael Schumacher ranks 1After him are Jochen Rindt (1942), Walter Röhrl (1947), Wolfgang von Trips (1928), Rudolf Caracciola (1901), Jochen Mass (1946), Sebastian Vettel (1987), Ralf Schumacher (1975), Heinz-Harald Frentzen (1967), Rolf Stommelen (1943), Karl Kling (1910), and Stefan Bellof (1957).