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Ferrari Pays Tribute To Michael Schumacher On His 50th Birthday


Of course, the exhibit has plenty of cool cars on display.

Following a nearly fatal skiing accident back in 2013, we haven't heard much regarding the health of seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher. After being rushed the hospital in critical condition, Schumacher was transferred back to his home in Gland, Switzerland where the status of his health has been kept private by his family. We wish Schumacher all the best today on his 50th birthday.

In order to celebrate his incredible achievements in racing, Ferrari has just opened a ‘Michael 50’ exhibition at the company's museum in Maranello, Italy. The exhibit tells the story of Schumacher's unmatched career in F1, where the German champion won an unparalleled seven world titles, 91 victories, and 155 podiums.

The Hall of Victories showcases the most important F1 cars driven by Schumacher in his seven years racing for Ferrari. These include the 1996 F310, which won three GPs, and the 1999 F399, which won the constructor's title. Also included is the 2000 ‘Alba Rossa' (‘Red Dawn’), which secured Ferrari its first the world title since Jody Scheckter 21 years before. Other cars on display include the record-breaking F2002 and F2004, and the 2006 248 F1.

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In addition to the F1 cars on display, the exhibit will also show part of Schumacher's life after racing, when he aided Ferrari in the development of its road cars. Schumacher helped develop both the 430 Scuderia in 2007 and the California in 2008, both of which will be on display at the exhibit.

If you are planning to visit Maranello, the 'Michael 50' exhibit is now open alongside the ‘Driven by Enzo’ and ‘Passion and Legend’ displays. The 'Michael 50' exhibit was organized in conjunction with the Keep Fighting Foundation, a non-profit inspired by Schumacher.