Michael Schumacher: Finally good news! Now it is clear that

Michael Schumacher: Finally good news! Now it is clear that …

on 01/31/2020 at 1:00 p.m.

Michael sSchumacher

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For the fans of Michael sSchumacher there is finally good news.

For years, fans of the Formula 1 legend have been asking one question: How is it going? Michael sSchumacher after his skiing accident, which is now more than six years ago? Was on December 29, 2013 Michael sSchumacher fell while skiing in Meribel, France. The tragic consequence: a traumatic brain injury.

Michael Schumacher: Finally good news

After several months in the hospital Michael sSchumacher back to his family. Since then he has been in medical rehab.

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His fans would be extremely happy about good news from Schumacher. But the family of the racing icon keeps information about Michael Schumacher’s state of health strictly under lock and key.

In the meantime, there was another bad news that is closely related to Michael Schumacher: The Erftlandring, the legendary kart track of the racing driver, was to be destroyed and given way to the lignite mine.

But now the tide is turning.


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Kart track remains

The go-kart track of the seven-time Formula 1 world champion in Kerpen (NRW) now remains. For a long time it looked as if the go-kart track had to give way to the RWE lignite mine. But thanks to the environmentalists who fought bitterly for the preservation of the Hambacher Forest, the kart track can also be preserved.


This is Michael Schumacher:

  • Born on January 3, 1969 in Hürth.
  • In 1991 Schumacher entered the Formula 1 stage. He drove for the Jordan racing team for a year.
  • He then switched to Renault. With Renault he celebrated his first two world titles in 1994 and 1995.
  • From 1996 to 2006 he started for Ferrari. With the Scuderia, he won five more world titles between 2000 and 2004.
  • He only resigned in 2006, then Schumi made his Formula 1 comeback at Mercedes in 2010. He started three seasons for the Silver Arrows. However, he could not build on the success of previous years.
  • In 2013 Michael Schumacher seriously injured himself while skiing
  • Since then, the ex-world champion has completely disappeared from the public eye


“Our planning provides for the remaining area of ​​Steinheide not to be used within the current mining area,” confirmed a RWE spokesman for the “Express”: “This also corresponds to the demands of the North Rhine-Westphalian state government on RWE. We therefore assume that the go-kart track located in Steinheide can be maintained. ”

Bittersweet irony: environmentalists ensure that a go-kart track is preserved.


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The Erftlandring in Kerpen

The Erftlandring is a historic go-kart track. Later Formula 1 stars such as Ayrton Senna, Mika Häkkinen or Christian Fittipaldi started kart racing there before their careers in the premier class.

For many German Formula 1 drivers like Michael Schumacher and brother Ralf as well as Sebastian Vettel, Nick Heidfeld or Heinz-Harald Frentzen, the Erftlandring was once its own “home circuit”.

The first steps by Schumacher and Vettel

And of course Mick Schumacher knows the route very well. Michael Schumacher’s son, who follows in his father’s footsteps, has been racing since childhood – first in karting and now even in Formula 2 as well as in the Scuderia Ferrari youth academy (>> learn more here).


This is the Erftlandring:

  • Distance: 1.107 km
  • Curves: 10
  • Course record (kart clockwise): 0: 42.019 min.
  • Course record (kart counterclockwise): 0: 41.85 min.


Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel discovered at the Erftlandring

The Erftlandring was also the place where Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel were discovered. Carpet and wallpaper dealer Gerhard Noack has reported several times that he discovered “Schumi” and bought the first kart that the young Schumacher used to heat the kart track in Kerpen

For a long time, it seemed that Vettel could follow in the footsteps of the Formula 1 legend. Heppenheimer became the youngest Formula 1 world champion of all time at the age of 23 in 2010, won the title four times and then switched to Ferrari – the racing team that “Schumi” shaped like no other.


Michael Schumacher – Balance:

  • World title: 7
  • Race: 307
  • Wins: 91
  • Poles: 68
  • Fastest laps: 77

Sebastian Vettel – Balance:

  • World title: 4
  • Race: 240
  • Wins: 53
  • Poles: 57
  • Fastest laps: 38


But at Scuderia, Michael Schumacher’s footsteps seem too big for Vettel. So far, the success story has not continued, in five years the Italian racing team did not win a world title – most recently, even teammate Charles Leclerc outpaced the German. It remains to be seen how the current German Formula 1 hope will continue in the coming season. (DHE)


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