The Ferrari Museum in Maranello will throw a very different birthday party in the form of a special exhibition for its most successful Formula 1 driver, Michael Schumacher, for his 50th birthday come 3rd of January 2019.

A 7-time Formula 1 Champion with Ferrari, five of which were won in a row from 2000 to 2004, it’s no surprise that Schumacher is Maranello’s favourite son. Of the seven years, he also helped Ferrari win six Constructor’s Title – in part the result of an impenetrable relationship with Formula 1 team boss, Jean Todt.

The rooms in the Museum will be decorated with all the precious moments from Ferrari’s unbeatable years in Formula 1.

Schumacher (centre) with then teammate Eddie Irvine and arguably his toughest competitor, Mika Hakkinen.

The exhibition will also display Schumacher’s contribution in the development of GT cars after his racing days, as a driver, and later on as a consultant.

Tragedy struck five years ago in December 2013 when the Formula 1 legend injured his head in a ski accident while on holiday with his family.

After a lengthy coma following a few life-saving surgeries, recent reports from the UK media have claimed that Schumacher is no longer bed-ridden but is still undergoing intensive therapy and rehabilitation.

As far-fetched as it sounds, we sure hope Schumacher could attend his own “elaborate birthday party” in Maranello come January; he deserves to.


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The Evolution of Schumacher’s Formula 1 race cars


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