Michael Schumacher

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Michael Schumacher (; German: [ˈmɪçaːʔeːl ˈʃuːmaxɐ] (listen); 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) and, at the time of his retirement from the sport in 2012, he 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 the most fastest laps (77), among others. After beginning his racing career in karting, Schumacher enjoyed success in several junior single-seater series. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Schumacher has received more than 23,166,381 page views. His biography is available in 112 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 109 in 2019). Michael Schumacher is the 5th most popular racing driver (up from 6th in 2019), the 205th most popular biography from Germany (down from 196th 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 5 out of 888Before him are Niki Lauda, Enzo Ferrari, Juan Manuel Fangio, and Ayrton Senna. After him are James Hunt, Alain Prost, Giuseppe Farina, Ken Miles, Alberto Ascari, Carroll Shelby, and Emerson Fittipaldi.

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

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Among people born in Germany, Michael Schumacher ranks 205 out of 5,289Before him are Michel Ney (1769), Helmuth von Moltke the Elder (1800), Erich Hartmann (1922), Rudolf Christoph Eucken (1846), Konstantin von Neurath (1873), and Magda Goebbels (1901). After him are Wilhelm, German Crown Prince (1882), Nico (1938), Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor (980), Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor (990), Adam Weishaupt (1748), and Anne of Cleves (1515).


Among racing drivers born in Germany, Michael Schumacher ranks 1After him are Jochen Rindt (1942), Wolfgang von Trips (1928), Rudolf Caracciola (1901), Walter Röhrl (1947), Sebastian Vettel (1987), Jochen Mass (1946), Ralf Schumacher (1975), Rolf Stommelen (1943), Heinz-Harald Frentzen (1967), Nico Rosberg (1985), and Hans Herrmann (1928).