Scuderia Ferrari legend Michael Schumacher will be celebrated at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this summer and his family are delighted. Schumacher is widely considered one of the greatest racing drivers of all time thanks to his glittering career at the pinnacle of motorsport.
The 50-year-old won a record seven F1 World Drivers’ Championship titles during spells with Benetton and Ferrari in the 1990s and early 2000s. Michael Schumacher’s haul of 91 Grand Prix wins remains one the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel are still trying to chase down.
Schumacher’s life was tragically turned upside down in 2013 when he suffered life-changing injuries in a skiing accident. The German has not been seen in public since the incident in France, with updates on his condition few and far between. The annual Goodwood Festival will commemorate Schumacher’s achievements in July, with his former F1 rival Damon Hill set to take part in proceedings. The Schumacher family’s spokesperson Sabine Kehm has released a statement in the wake of announcement on the celebrations being made.
“We are delighted that the Goodwood Festival of Speed has chosen to celebrate Michael’s career, in the year of his 50th birthday, and on the 25th anniversary of his first World Championship,” Sabine Kehm said – “It is especially fitting this year, as the event’s ‘Record Breakers’ theme perfectly encapsulates his incredible achievements, including records, many of which may never be broken. We hope the public enjoy the opportunity to see an assortment of his winning cars, and the many friends, rivals and team members, who are coming to Goodwood to support the occasion. We thank the Duke of Richmond and the Goodwood team for making Michael such an important feature of this year’s event.” – he concluded.