Michael Schumacher has been a living legend in Formula One history. Winning several races and earning accolodes for his team, Ferrari, Schumacher's impact has been such that he has been lauded by other teams and fierce rivals. On his 50th birthday, which happened to be on January 3, 2019, Schumacher was wished by Mercedes, today's F1 star -- Lewis Hamilton and many others. In addition, his family has also launched a virtual museum in a bid to showcase his achievements whilst he is battling coma.
Hamilton, who is closing on Schumacher's yesteryear records day by day (Hamilton has 5 F1 titles as opposed to Schumacher's 7), poured wishes for the legend.
Wishing you a happy birthday, Michael. 50 years of life and a legacy that will last forever. What an honour it is to say that I have raced with you. You’ve always been a true inspiration to me and the entire world. Keep fighting, Champ - LH pic.twitter.com/dmx4mLZVfj
Mercedes team Principal and CEO, Toto Wolff, said, "Michael has had a tremendous impact on Formula One. Not only did he set an incredible record - a record that is yet to be beaten - but he also shaped and changed the sport forever."
"Michael is one of the founding fathers of the success we have had in the last five years. There is no other driver like him and his vast experience contributed tremendously in the development of our team," he emphasized.
Schumacher suffered a skiing accident on December 29, 2013, which resulted in a brain injury that has caused him to be bedridden. In addition, he has struggled to speak for the past five years.
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