Michael Schumacher is a seven time Formula One World Champion. He is considered as the greatest F1 driver of all times by many sports analysts. He holds the highest number of world championships, fastest laps, pole positions, race victories and most races won in season (13). His statistics are unbelievable. He dominated the F1 field from the year 1994 to 2004. He is credited with increasing the popularity of F1 especially in his country Germany.
Michael Schumacher was born on 3rd January, 1969 in Hurth, North Rhine-Westphalia. His father Rolf Schumacher was a bricklayer by profession. When Schumacher was four years old, his father added a small motorcycle engine to his pedal kart. Soon Schumacher was seen driving around with great speed and less control. Seeing that Schumacher was not afraid of speed, his father joined him in the local karting club at the age of six. He became its youngest member and began bettering his control at the wheel.