Formula 1 remembers Michael Schumacher on his 53rd birthday

German driver Michael Schumacher turns 53 years old.

German driver Michael Schumacher turns 53 years old.

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The German Michael Schumacher, one of the best drivers in the history of Formula 1 and motorsport, turns 53 this January 3, so the world of motors fondly remembers the German who is still hospitalized after eight years since his ski accident.

One of the first messages was that of the Italian Ferrari team, with which Schumacher won seven Formula 1 titles and made him the top winner in the history of this category.

“We are all with you, Michael. Today and every day ”, was the message of support from Ferrari to one of the best riders who has driven the red car.

With Ferrari, Schumacher won 72 races, did 53 fastest laps, led 3,394 races, 58 pole positions, 116 podiums and 1,066 points in 180 Grand Prix.

The Mercedes team also sent a happy birthday message to the German driver. Mercedes was the last team that Schumacher raced with in motorsport’s top flight. Schumacher retired in 2012, following the arrival of Lewis Hamilton to the team.

Jean Todt, who was the director of the Italian team during the German driver’s era, sent a message of appreciation to his friend on his 53rd birthday.

“Happy birthday Mikel! On this special day we celebrate a great # F1 legend and a dear friend. Michael Schumacher continues to be an inspiration to all of us. My love to you on this birthday anniversary ”, were Todt’s words.

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