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In 1987 Michael Schumacher
had debuted in the Formula Konig series.
Michael Schumacher dominate that series in such way that he won the title up early before he goes to Formula Ford. In this series Michael Schumacher came second to ex-Sauber driver, Mika Salo in the European Championship, and fourth in the German series. Two years later from his debut, in 1989, Michael Schumacher moved to the German Formula 3 series.
Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Michael Schumacher finished that season on the 3th place only at one-point behind second place from the series.
One year later, in 1990, Michael Schumacher has dominate the German Formula 3 series as well, winning 5 times and and later topping that by also winning the international races at Macau and Fiji. Short time after that Michael Schumacher becomed a member of the Mercedes Junior Team and he won the round in Mexico City. Schumacher drove sports cars again, in 1990. Then he won at Autopolis.
1990 were the year in which Michael Schumacher
has debuted in Formula 3000. In that series Michael finished on the second place at Sugo, in the Japanese Series.
1991 is the year in which Michael Schumacher has making his debut into Formula 1. First Grand Prix for Schumacher were in Belgia. Michael drove for Jordan that time. After he obtained seventh time Michael Schumacher failed to complete his first Formula 1 lap because some cluthc problems.
Quickly Michael Schumacher was snatched up by Benetton team. In that way Michael Schumacher has drive only one time for Jordan team.
Michael Schumacher obtaind 8 podiums next year, in 1992. His first victory were in Belgium. Michael Schumacher scored 53 points in that year and he finished the season third overall.
He continued with the Benetton team and 1993 saw him win a superb race in Portugal, rounding off the season, fourth overall.
Later, in 1994, Michael Schumacher stunned the Grand Prix world. He was quicker in the Benetton, than Senna was in the Williams.
After Sennas death, Michael seemed unbeatable, even though Benetton were swamped with allegations of cheating. They fought through all the disqualifications and bans, and in the end, he beat Damon Hill to the crown by one point, after a controversial accident at the last race in Australia. Nine wins later, Michael Schumacher
took the crown for a second time.
Since 1996 Michael Schumacher drives for Ferrari team.
In 1996, Michael pushed the unreliable Ferrari to its limits, bringing home three wins that the car didn't deserve.
More competitive in 1997,Schumacher won five races, in Monaco, France, Canada, Belgium and Japan. Michael Schumacher went into the final race in Jerez, with a one-point advantage over Williams's driver, Jacques Villeneuve.
After an accident between Micahel and Jacques the season finished in controversy. Villeneuve won the title and Schumacher had his 2nd place in the championship stripped from him by the FIA.
1998 saw a very reliable Ferrari, and a very determined Michael Schumacher. Although McLaren dominated from the start, Michael wouldn't give up, pushing the Ferrari as far as it would go.
Winning 6 races for the season, it once again came down to the final race, but a stall from pole position, and a blown tyre, saw his chances of taking the title for a third time vanish.
The 1999 season didn't start that well for Michael Schumacher
, with problems in the opening race, but from then on, he quickly took to the lead in the championship and just as it started to appear that he may finally take the title for Ferrari, tragedy struck at the British Grand Prix where a first lap accident saw him sidelined for months with a broken leg. He watched helplessly as the season went on without him, but returned for the final two races. Although his teammate, Eddie Irvine, narrowly lost out on the drivers title, between them both they gave Ferrari their first Constructors victory since 1983.
The 2000 season saw him partnered with Rubens Barrichello as Irvine moved across to Jaguar and it was undoubtedly the best season of his career. After winning the first three races of the season, it appeared as if the Ferrari ace was unstoppable on his way to glory. However, although mid-season setbacks saw him lose a lot of his lead over his rivals at McLaren, his determination never waned and he went on take his third world title and Ferrari's first driver's victory in 21 years at the second last race of the season at Suzuka, wrapping up the constructors crown one race later in Malaysia.
2001 was a year that saw the Italian team and Michael Schumacher dominate from round one in Australia to the season finale in Japan. During the course of the 17 events, Michael broke numerous records and wrapped up his fourth world title in Hungary with four races left to contest. He is now the record holder of the most Grand Prix victories, surpassing Alain Prost's total of 52 and with Juan Manuel Fangio's record of five world titles in his sights, Schumacher began the 2002 season with a strong determination and an extremely strong Ferrari.
The record equalling title came at just the eleventh round of the season and throughout the course of 2002, the German star broke record after record. The one tarnished spot on the year came in Austria where team orders saw teammate Rubens Barrichello forced to yield, gifting Michael Schumacher the win. What followed was an ugly scene with fans booing the world champion on the podium and the move is still debated fiercely today.
2003 saw Michael Schumacher pushed hard to the title by Kimi Raikkonen and Juan Pablo Montoya, but a rather chaotic US Grand Prix helped Michael to his sixth title.
2004 saw the German dominate proceeding once again, winning 12 of the first 13 races of the season before claiming win number 13 in the penultimate race of the season in Japan. With seven titles to his credit, it is difficult to see anyone beating Michael Schumacher.
As the few remaining records fall Michael Schumacher's way in 2005, one can only wonder how many titles and how many victories Michael Schumacher would have if he would accept a team-mate of equal status. Sadly, we will never know how great the most successful racer in the world really is.
Rule changes ahead of the 2005 season saw Schumacher toppled from his number one position in the sport. Bridgestone struggled to produce a tyre capable of lasting the entire race distance while also matching the grip and therefore pace offered by rivals Michelin. The result was a frustrating season for Ferrari and Schumacher in which he claimed just one race win, the US Grand Prix, on a day when only the Bridgestone teams took part.
would end the season third in the championship standings with four podium appearances, handing over his title to Fernando Alonso. 2006 could well be the German star's final season in the sport and with the tyre rules changing yet again for the new season, Schumacher will be pushing hard to ensure that should he decide to call it a day, he goes out with his eighth title.
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