Michael Schumacher: A Look At The F1 Legend’s Life

sports | 1/18/19

Michael Schumacher is considered to be one of the best drivers in Formula One history. The “Red Baron” or “Schumey” was driving in karts when he was just a child, and he never looked back. Throughout his illustrious career, Schumacher holds just about every scoring record in Formula One history. The German driver, among his many achievements, managed to win the F1 World championship seven times.

Since so many drivers were inspired by Schumacher’s greatness, we decided to take a look back and see what he was able to accomplish during his incredibl career.

He Won His First Race When He Was Six Years Old

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Schumacher was born in Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany to Rolf and Elisabeth Schumacher. When Michael was four years old, his father modified his pedal kart by adding a small motorcycle engine.

His parents would eventually take him to the karting track at Kerpen-Horrem, where he became the youngest member of the karting club. Rolf continued to help his son by building a kart from discarded parts. After assembling his son’s kart, Michael won his first club championship.