The Ferrari Museum is dedicating a special exhibition to Michael Schumacher, which will open on the occasion of his 50th birthday on 3 January 2019.
The Ferrari Museum, located at the manufacturer’s headquarters at Maranello, will open the doors of their ‘Michael Schumacher 50’ exhibition on the 3rd of January, Michael’s 50th birthday. According to the museum, the display ‘is intended both as a celebration and a mark of gratitude to the most successful Prancing Horse driver ever.’
Schumacher is Formula 1’s most successful racing driver, having won seven World Championships during his career – five of which came with Ferrari. Having joined the struggling Italian outfit at the end of 1995 after his first two titles with the Benetton team, Schumacher, along with Jean Todt, Ross Brawn & Luca di Montezemelo, rose to conquer F1 and won five consecutive titles between 2000 & 2004. A lacklustre 2005 was followed by a strong title challenge in 2006 before Michael’s initial retirement from the sport.
While Schumacher returned for three seasons with Mercedes AMG between 2010 & 2012, his legend belongs firmly with the Ferrari team, which is why the Scuderia are choosing to mark their former driver’s 50th birthday like this. The exhibition will also show Michael’s crucial contribution to the development of extraordinary GT cars in his years at Maranello, as a driver and later as a consultant.
“The Museum’s rooms will look back over the memorable seasons that the seven-time World Champion gifted to all Ferraristi, and that created a legend now bigger than ever in the hearts of all fans.”
Having been critically injured in a skiing accident five years ago, Schumacher’s current condition is not known. Having suffered substantial brain injury, the Schumacher family have chosen to maintain privacy through Michael’s life ever since. Official updates are not issued, while there are plenty of rumours about him – none of these are substantiated.
The display is being organised in collaboration with the Schumacher foundation ‘Keep Fighting’, whose trustees include Jean Todt, Ross Brawn, Michael’s son and current F2 racer Mick, as well as chairman of of the board of longtime sponsor Duetsche Vermogensberatung Andreas Pohl.