Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher (ˈmɪçaʔeːl ˈʃuːmaxɐ; born 3 January 1969) is a German Formula One
Formula One
Formula One, also known as Formula 1 or F1 and referred to officially as the FIA Formula One World Championship, is the highest class of single seater auto racing sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile . The "formula" designation in the name refers to a set of rules with which...

 racing driver for the Mercedes GP
Mercedes GP
Mercedes GP Petronas Formula One Team, the trading name of Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Limited, is a British-based Formula One racing team and constructor, owned by Mercedes-Benz and racing under a German licence since the 2010 season....

 team. Famous for his eleven-year spell with Ferrari
Scuderia Ferrari
Scuderia Ferrari is the racing team division of the Ferrari automobile marque. The team currently only races in Formula One but has competed in numerous classes of motorsport since its formation in 1929, including sportscar racing....

, Schumacher is a seven-time World Champion and is widely regarded as the greatest F1 driver of all time. He holds many of the formula's driver records, including most championships, race victories, fastest laps, pole positions, points scored and most races won in a single season – 13 in 2004
2004 Formula One season
The 2004 Formula One season was the 55th FIA Formula One World Championship season, running from March 7 to October 24, 2004. The season was dominated by Michael Schumacher and Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro...


"With the car we had, getting a pole was sort of obvious."

"I think that compared to other teams we are looking competitive, but we need to wait till everybody is running on low fuel and with new tyres. I still reckon that there are four teams capable of winning."

"Never think that success is down to your own performance alone. If you start listening only to yourself you take the first step back towards the bottom. The flowers of victory belong in many vases."

"Just being a mediocre driver has never been my ambition. That's not my style."

"I'm Michael Schumacher. I don't need to test my driving ability".

"We are always there, we always fight, we never give up... thats why we are here."

"I've always believed that you should never, ever give up and you should always keep fighting even when there's only a slightest chance"

"I like to share my life, and spend time with someone I love. That has worked 100 per cent with my wife. "

"I will do everything I can to bring the Number One to Ferrari. The whole team and all the fans deserve it."

"In sport there is never any moment that is the same as the other. I have been in Formula One for 12 years, and out of that I had one year with the perfect car. "