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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 25,664,012 page views. His biography is available in 123 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 112 in 2019). Michael Schumacher is the 3rd most popular racing driver (up from 5th in 2019), the 126th most popular biography from Germany (up from 205th 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 888Before him are Niki Lauda and Enzo Ferrari. After him are Ayrton Senna, Juan Manuel Fangio, James Hunt, Ken Miles, Alain Prost, Emerson Fittipaldi, Giuseppe Farina, Carroll Shelby, and Alberto Ascari.

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

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Among people born in Germany, Michael Schumacher ranks 126 out of 6,142Before him are Gerd von Rundstedt (1875), Clara Zetkin (1857), George I of Great Britain (1660), Georg Philipp Telemann (1681), Heinrich Böll (1917), and Augustus II the Strong (1670). After him are Rudolf Höss (1901), Queen Silvia of Sweden (1943), Leopold I of Belgium (1790), Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767), Novalis (1772), and Bruce Willis (1955).


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

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