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Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher

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German
3 January 1969 (51)

statistics

91 (29.5%)
155 (50.3%)
68 (22.1%)
0 (0%)
1st
19
308
308
1566 (5.1 points per race avg)
13168
3937 ) (29.9%)
21 (6.8%)
67 (21.8%)
1991 Belgian Grand Prix
2012 Brazilian Grand Prix

about Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher (German pronunciation: [?m?ça??l ??u?max?] ( listen); born 3 January 1969) is a retired German racing driver who raced in Formula One for Jordan Grand Prix, Benetton and Ferrari, where he spent the majority of his career, as well as for Mercedes upon his return to the sport. Widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers ever, and regarded by some as the greatest of all time, Schumacher is the only driver in history to win seven Formula One World Championships, five of which he won consecutively. The most successful driver in the history of the sport, Schumacher holds the records for the most World Championship titles (7), the most Grand Prix wins (91), the most fastest laps (77) and the most races won in a single season (13), and according to the official Formula One website, Schumacher is "statistically the greatest driver the sport has ever seen".

After success in karting as a child, Schumacher won titles in Formula König and Formula Three before joining Mercedes in the World Sportscar Championship. In 1991, his Mercedes-funded race debut for the Jordan Formula One team resulted in Schumacher being signed by Benetton for the rest of that season. He finished third in 1992 and fourth in 1993, before becoming the first German World Drivers' Champion in 1994 by one point over Damon Hill. In 1995 he repeated the success, this time with a greater margin. In 1996, Schumacher moved to Ferrari, who had last won the Driver's Championship in 1979, and helped them transform into the most successful team in Formula One history, as he came close to winning the 1997 and 1998 titles, before breaking his leg at the 1999 British Grand Prix, ending another title run.

Schumacher won five consecutive drivers' titles from 2000 to 2004, including an unprecedented sixth and seventh title. In 2002, Schumacher won the title with a record six races remaining and finished on the podium in every race. In 2004, Schumacher won twelve out of the first thirteen races and went on to win a record 13 times as he won his final title. Schumacher retired from Formula One in 2006, after finishing runner-up to Renault's Fernando Alonso. Schumacher returned to Formula One in 2010 with Mercedes. He produced the fastest qualifying time at the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix, and achieved his only podium on his return at the 2012 European Grand Prix, where he finished third. In October 2012, Schumacher announced he would retire for a second time at the end of the season.

His career was not without controversy, as he was twice involved in collisions in the final race of a season that determined the outcome of the World Championship, with Damon Hill in 1994 in Adelaide, and with Jacques Villeneuve in 1997 in Jerez. Schumacher is an ambassador for UNESCO and has been involved in numerous humanitarian efforts throughout his life, donating tens of millions of dollars to charity. Schumacher and his younger brother, Ralf, are the only siblings to win races in Formula One, and they were the first brothers to finish 1st and 2nd in the same race, a feat they repeated in four subsequent races.

In December 2013, Schumacher suffered a traumatic brain injury in a skiing accident. He was placed in a medically induced coma for six months until 16 June 2014. He left the hospital in Grenoble for further rehabilitation at the University Hospital of Lausanne. On 9 September 2014, Schumacher was relocated to his home where he continues to receive medical treatment and rehabilitation privately.


source: Wikipedia

seasons

1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins

# event constructor
1 1992 Belgian Grand Prix round 12 Benetton
2 1993 Portuguese Grand Prix round 14 Benetton
3 1994 Brazilian Grand Prix round 1 Benetton
4 1994 Pacific Grand Prix round 2 Benetton
5 1994 San Marino Grand Prix round 3 Benetton
6 1994 Monaco Grand Prix round 4 Benetton
7 1994 Canadian Grand Prix round 6 Benetton
8 1994 French Grand Prix round 7 Benetton
9 1994 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 Benetton
10 1994 European Grand Prix round 14 Benetton
11 1995 Brazilian Grand Prix round 1 Benetton
12 1995 Spanish Grand Prix round 4 Benetton
13 1995 Monaco Grand Prix round 5 Benetton
14 1995 French Grand Prix round 7 Benetton
15 1995 German Grand Prix round 9 Benetton
16 1995 Belgian Grand Prix round 11 Benetton
17 1995 European Grand Prix round 14 Benetton
18 1995 Pacific Grand Prix round 15 Benetton
19 1995 Japanese Grand Prix round 16 Benetton
20 1996 Spanish Grand Prix round 7 Ferrari
21 1996 Belgian Grand Prix round 13 Ferrari
22 1996 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Ferrari
23 1997 Monaco Grand Prix round 5 Ferrari
24 1997 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Ferrari
25 1997 French Grand Prix round 8 Ferrari
26 1997 Belgian Grand Prix round 12 Ferrari
27 1997 Japanese Grand Prix round 16 Ferrari
28 1998 Argentine Grand Prix round 3 Ferrari
29 1998 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Ferrari
30 1998 French Grand Prix round 8 Ferrari
31 1998 British Grand Prix round 9 Ferrari
32 1998 Hungarian Grand Prix round 12 Ferrari
33 1998 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Ferrari
34 1999 San Marino Grand Prix round 3 Ferrari
35 1999 Monaco Grand Prix round 4 Ferrari
36 2000 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Ferrari
37 2000 Brazilian Grand Prix round 2 Ferrari
38 2000 San Marino Grand Prix round 3 Ferrari
39 2000 European Grand Prix round 6 Ferrari
40 2000 Canadian Grand Prix round 8 Ferrari
41 2000 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Ferrari
42 2000 United States Grand Prix round 15 Ferrari
43 2000 Japanese Grand Prix round 16 Ferrari
44 2000 Malaysian Grand Prix round 17 Ferrari
45 2001 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Ferrari
46 2001 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 Ferrari
47 2001 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Ferrari
48 2001 Monaco Grand Prix round 7 Ferrari
49 2001 European Grand Prix round 9 Ferrari
50 2001 French Grand Prix round 10 Ferrari
51 2001 Hungarian Grand Prix round 13 Ferrari
52 2001 Belgian Grand Prix round 14 Ferrari
53 2001 Japanese Grand Prix round 17 Ferrari
54 2002 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Ferrari
55 2002 Brazilian Grand Prix round 3 Ferrari
56 2002 San Marino Grand Prix round 4 Ferrari
57 2002 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Ferrari
58 2002 Austrian Grand Prix round 6 Ferrari
59 2002 Canadian Grand Prix round 8 Ferrari
60 2002 British Grand Prix round 10 Ferrari
61 2002 French Grand Prix round 11 Ferrari
62 2002 German Grand Prix round 12 Ferrari
63 2002 Belgian Grand Prix round 14 Ferrari
64 2002 Japanese Grand Prix round 17 Ferrari
65 2003 San Marino Grand Prix round 4 Ferrari
66 2003 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Ferrari
67 2003 Austrian Grand Prix round 6 Ferrari
68 2003 Canadian Grand Prix round 8 Ferrari
69 2003 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Ferrari
70 2003 United States Grand Prix round 15 Ferrari
71 2004 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Ferrari
72 2004 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 Ferrari
73 2004 Bahrain Grand Prix round 3 Ferrari
74 2004 San Marino Grand Prix round 4 Ferrari
75 2004 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Ferrari
76 2004 European Grand Prix round 7 Ferrari
77 2004 Canadian Grand Prix round 8 Ferrari
78 2004 United States Grand Prix round 9 Ferrari
79 2004 French Grand Prix round 10 Ferrari
80 2004 British Grand Prix round 11 Ferrari
81 2004 German Grand Prix round 12 Ferrari
82 2004 Hungarian Grand Prix round 13 Ferrari
83 2004 Japanese Grand Prix round 17 Ferrari
84 2005 United States Grand Prix round 9 Ferrari
85 2006 San Marino Grand Prix round 4 Ferrari
86 2006 European Grand Prix round 5 Ferrari
87 2006 United States Grand Prix round 10 Ferrari
88 2006 French Grand Prix round 11 Ferrari
89 2006 German Grand Prix round 12 Ferrari
90 2006 Italian Grand Prix round 15 Ferrari
91 2006 Chinese Grand Prix round 16 Ferrari

pole positions

# event constructor
1 1994 Monaco Grand Prix round 4 Benetton
2 1994 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Benetton
3 1994 Canadian Grand Prix round 6 Benetton
4 1994 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 Benetton
5 1994 European Grand Prix round 14 Benetton
6 1994 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 Benetton
7 1995 San Marino Grand Prix round 3 Benetton
8 1995 Spanish Grand Prix round 4 Benetton
9 1995 Canadian Grand Prix round 6 Benetton
10 1995 Japanese Grand Prix round 16 Benetton
11 1996 San Marino Grand Prix round 5 Ferrari
12 1996 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Ferrari
13 1996 French Grand Prix round 9 Ferrari
14 1996 Hungarian Grand Prix round 12 Ferrari
15 1997 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Ferrari
16 1997 French Grand Prix round 8 Ferrari
17 1997 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 Ferrari
18 1998 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Ferrari
19 1998 Luxembourg Grand Prix round 15 Ferrari
20 1998 Japanese Grand Prix round 16 Ferrari
21 1999 Canadian Grand Prix round 6 Ferrari
22 1999 Malaysian Grand Prix round 15 Ferrari
23 1999 Japanese Grand Prix round 16 Ferrari
24 2000 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Ferrari
25 2000 Monaco Grand Prix round 7 Ferrari
26 2000 Canadian Grand Prix round 8 Ferrari
27 2000 French Grand Prix round 9 Ferrari
28 2000 Hungarian Grand Prix round 12 Ferrari
29 2000 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Ferrari
30 2000 United States Grand Prix round 15 Ferrari
31 2000 Japanese Grand Prix round 16 Ferrari
32 2000 Malaysian Grand Prix round 17 Ferrari
33 2001 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Ferrari
34 2001 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 Ferrari
35 2001 Brazilian Grand Prix round 3 Ferrari
36 2001 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Ferrari
37 2001 Austrian Grand Prix round 6 Ferrari
38 2001 Canadian Grand Prix round 8 Ferrari
39 2001 European Grand Prix round 9 Ferrari
40 2001 British Grand Prix round 11 Ferrari
41 2001 Hungarian Grand Prix round 13 Ferrari
42 2001 United States Grand Prix round 16 Ferrari
43 2001 Japanese Grand Prix round 17 Ferrari
44 2002 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 Ferrari
45 2002 San Marino Grand Prix round 4 Ferrari
46 2002 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Ferrari
47 2002 German Grand Prix round 12 Ferrari
48 2002 Belgian Grand Prix round 14 Ferrari
49 2002 United States Grand Prix round 16 Ferrari
50 2002 Japanese Grand Prix round 17 Ferrari
51 2003 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Ferrari
52 2003 San Marino Grand Prix round 4 Ferrari
53 2003 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Ferrari
54 2003 Austrian Grand Prix round 6 Ferrari
55 2003 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Ferrari
56 2004 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Ferrari
57 2004 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 Ferrari
58 2004 Bahrain Grand Prix round 3 Ferrari
59 2004 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Ferrari
60 2004 European Grand Prix round 7 Ferrari
61 2004 German Grand Prix round 12 Ferrari
62 2004 Hungarian Grand Prix round 13 Ferrari
63 2004 Japanese Grand Prix round 17 Ferrari
64 2005 Hungarian Grand Prix round 13 Ferrari
65 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix round 1 Ferrari
66 2006 San Marino Grand Prix round 4 Ferrari
67 2006 United States Grand Prix round 10 Ferrari
68 2006 French Grand Prix round 11 Ferrari

teams & teammates

season teammate
1991 Bertrand Gachot
Andrea de Cesaris
Roberto Moreno
Alessandro Zanardi
Nelson Piquet
Jordan compare 1991
1992 Martin Brundle
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1993 Riccardo Patrese
Benetton compare 1993
1994 Jos Verstappen
Jyrki Järvilehto
Johnny Herbert
Benetton compare 1994
1995 Johnny Herbert
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1996 Eddie Irvine
Ferrari compare 1996
1997 Eddie Irvine
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1998 Eddie Irvine
Ferrari compare 1998
1999 Eddie Irvine
Mika Salo
Ferrari compare 1999
2000 Rubens Barrichello
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2001 Rubens Barrichello
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2002 Rubens Barrichello
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2003 Rubens Barrichello
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2004 Rubens Barrichello
Ferrari compare 2004
2005 Rubens Barrichello
Ferrari compare 2005
2006 Felipe Massa
Ferrari compare 2006
2010 Nico Rosberg
Mercedes compare 2010
2011 Nico Rosberg
Mercedes compare 2011
2012 Nico Rosberg
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The Dutchman hasn't been beaten by a teammate in the Formula 1 standings since he was paired with Daniel Ricciardo in 2017, and even then Verstappen outqualified the Australian 13-7.<br>That qualifying balance blew out to 15-5 in Verstappen's favour the following season, while Pierre Gasly and Alex Albon were only able to outqualify Verstappen once each during the 2019 season.<br>In the six races ...

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Hamilton took a dominant victory for Mercedes at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Sunday to extend his lead at the top of the F1 drivers’ championship to 37 points.<br>The result marked the 88th win of his F1 career, leaving him just three victories shy of Schumacher’s record tally of 91 victories.<br>But after matching Schumacher’s long-standing record of 155 podium finishes at ...

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Mercedes driver Hamilton is on track to break Schumacher’s record of 91 grand prix victories in the near future, scoring the 87th win of his career at Silverstone last weekend.<br>Hamilton is one title behind Schumacher’s record of seven drivers’ championships, and has a 30-point lead in the standings after the opening four races of the 2020 campaign.<br>The debate over who is the greatest ...

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Schumacher, who is part of Ferrari’s young driver programme, is currently fourth overall in the F2 standings on the back of a double podium haul in Hungary last weekend.<br>F1’s superlience requirements mean that Schumacher needs to finish sixth overall to qualify for an F1 seat for 2021, with Ferrari having the possibility to slot him in at Alfa Romeo if they think he is ready.<br>Ferrari ...

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Leclerc made his F1 debut with Sauber in 2018 before being promoted into a race seat with Ferrari after just one year.<br>The Monegasque youngster starred through last year, winning two races and finishing fourth in the drivers' standings ahead of four-time world champion teammate Sebastian Vettel.<br>Leclerc was rewarded with a new long-term contract at Ferrari, keeping him at the team until the ...

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Few races in the last 25 years of Formula 1 can attest to providing the same kind of drama the 1998 Belgian Grand Prix offered.<br>From the huge start-line pile-up to the shock 1-2 for Jordan, there are many, many moments that make the race stand out.<br>But it was also the day the Schumacher brothers would both go to war, left aggrieved after feeling they had each been denied a potential ...

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As Motorsport.com launches the second episode of the Race of My Life podcast series, we take a look back at the day the German finally claimed his first drivers' title with Ferrari.<br>Race: 2000 Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka<br>Car: Ferrari F1-2000<br>All my life, I will never forget that radio signal from Ross [Brawn]. I was driving down the pitlane after my second stop, and he said over the ...

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When Ferrari, albeit reluctantly, put its weight behind Eddie Irvine in Formula 1's 1999 title hunt, it did so against all convention. Sure, it was a necessity after Michael Schumacher's leg-breaking shunt at the British Grand Prix, but for the first time in his F1 career Irvine was already in the hunt on merit.<br>Before the 1999 season had begun, Irvine had not won an F1 race. He was firmly ...

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Ferrari announced last week that Vettel would be leaving the team at the end of the 2020 season, putting the four-time world champion’s F1 future in doubt. <br>Vettel joined Ferrari in 2015 with hopes of emulating Schumacher’s success at the team in the early 2000s, only to fall short of winning a world championship.<br>Todt, the current FIA president, served as the team principal at ...

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Rosberg was handed the chance to join the new Mercedes works F1 team for the 2010 season following its takeover of the championship-winning Brawn squad.<br>The German driver looked set to be partnered by Nick Heidfeld, only for Schumacher to announce his shock return to F1 with Mercedes after three years away.<br>“The name Schumacher was not even on the horizon, no-one was even talking about ...

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The 2012 European Grand Prix is rightly remembered as one of the most chaotic races in recent Formula 1 history, becoming the scene of an all-time great's finest outing.<br>Fernando Alonso's charge from 11th on the grid to win on home soil in Valencia has gone down as being one of his most emotional and memorable victories.<br>And as Alonso burst into tears upon hearing the Spanish national ...

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Schumacher is frequently quoted in the same sentence as the likes of Ayrton Senna, Juan Manuel Fangio and Lewis Hamilton as one of the all time greats, while a lot of people overlook Alain Prost, who won more titles than Senna.<br>But how do Prost and Schumacher stack up against each other? Let’s look at the stats...<br>Grands Prix started: Schumacher 306 - Prost ...

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The Nurburgring has held more than its fair share of classic F1 races through the years, but few can match the drama of the 1999 European GP. It was a race with two rain showers, five leaders, and a number of incidents that often involved the man at the front of the pack.<br>In the end, Johnny Herbert was able to - literally - weather the storm to score the third and final victory of his F1 ...

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It was the first time that the two had fought so closely for a race victory all the way to the chequered flag, and Alonso’s superb win appeared to signal a changing of the guard.<br>We didn’t know it at the time but Imola was to be a rare high for a Ferrari team strangled by that year’s tyre regulations – Alonso’s main title opposition was to come from McLaren’s Kimi Raikkonen, who ...

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This quashes any doubts that the coronavirus pandemic may delay the release of the officially licensed F1 2020, which will currently release a week before the under-threat British Grand Prix on July 10.<br>The headline new addition to the game is the introduction of a team management mode, where gamers can create the 11th team on the grid.<br>Players will manage as well as drive for the team ...

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The 1992 season was a Williams walkover, and Brazil would play host to the third 1-2 thus far for the Renault-powered team. Nigel Mansell overcame a fast-starting Riccardo Patrese for victory, so the real race was for third, which Senna was determined to take…<br><br>Riccardo Patrese, Williams FW14B Renault leads at the start<br>Photo by: Sutton Images<br><br>His new McLaren-Honda, for the ...

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After all the expectations surrounding the new Ferrari F2002, Michael Schumacher and his team demonstrated that their decision to debut the new car at the Brazilian Grand Prix was right, with the German taking a moral victory, beating the tough opposition from the Williams drivers. As usual, the story was much more complex than that.<br>Both Ralf Schumacher and Ron Dennis claimed after the ...

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Boom and bust: that was Ferrari's way. From the peaks, the view was breathtaking. Ascari, Fangio, Hawthorn, Hill, Surtees, Lauda, Scheckter... these were the blessed members of Formula 1's most exclusive club, all having filled their lungs with the heady, rarefied air as Ferrari world champions.<br>Yet, almost to a man, the oxygen turned sour on the inevitable plummeting descent. Backstabbing ...

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The son of seven-time F1 world champion Michael, Schumacher finished 12th overall in his maiden Formula 2 season in 2019, scoring a victory in the reversed-grid race at the Hungaroring.<br>He also completed his first two official F1 test days last year, running first for Ferrari then Alfa Romeo at the post-Bahrain Grand Prix test in April.<br>Team principal Mattia Binotto said Ferrari was ...

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Schumacher – son of seven-time F1 champion Michael – drove Ferrari and Alfa Romeo’s current F1 cars in tests this year alongside his F2 programme in 2019.<br>In F2 he took a win in Hungary and finished 12th in the standings in his rookie year while racing for Prema Racing, which he will return to next year.<br>Motorsport.com sources indicate that Schumacher was being evaluated for the Alfa ...

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The championship-winning Ferrari – which won the 2002 San Marino, Austrian and French Grands Prix in Schumacher Snr’s hands – will headline a sale held in partnership with F1.<br>In this video (below), Schumacher Jr, the 2018 FIA European Formula 3 champion steps behind the wheel of chassis no. 219 for the very first time. The film draws parallels between father and son, now and then, as ...

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In an exclusive report that does not name its sources, Le Parisien reports that Schumacher arrived at the Georges-Pompidou European Hospital on Monday afternoon, and claims that he has made previous visits to hospitals in Paris. It names Professor Philippe Menasche as leading the medical team, a cardiac surgeon who has pioneered stem cell therapy to treat heart failure.<br>Schumacher suffered ...

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The Formula 2 driver delighted his home crowd with a short three-lap demonstration of the car that took his dad to the world title and victory in the German Grand Prix in 2004.<br>Having stepped out the car, Schumacher admitted how his emotions had been running high before he left the pits because he was so desperate to get out there.<br>"I just wanted to go out and I just wanted to drive," said ...

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