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Helmet of Michael Schumacher

Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher

nationality German age 49 years old born January 3, 1969 hometown Hürth-Hermühlheim height 174 cm (5' 9")

Racing highlights

20062ndFIA Formula 1 World Championship
20053rdFIA Formula 1 World Championship
20041stFIA Formula 1 World Championship
20031stFIA Formula 1 World Championship
20021stFIA Formula 1 World Championship
20011stFIA Formula 1 World Championship
20001stFIA Formula 1 World Championship
19982ndFormula 1
19963rdFIA Formula 1 World Championship
19951stFormula 1
19941stFormula 1
19923rdFormula 1
19901stFormula 3 Germany
19901stFormula 3 Macau GP
19893rdFormula 3 Germany
19882ndFormula Ford 1600 Europe
19881stFormula König

Racing career summary

Races entered370
Wins115
Podiums194
Pole positions80
Fastest laps87
Race win percentage31.1%
Podium percentage52.4%

Karting highlights

20091stDesafio Internacional das Estrelas
20071stDesafio Internacional das Estrelas
19961stMonaco Kart Cup Formula A
19871stGerman Kart Championship
19871stEuropean Championship 100cc
19863rdGerman Kart Championship
19851stGerman Junior Kart Championship
19852ndWorld Junior Championship
19841stGerman Junior Kart Championship

Driver relations

Brother of Ralf Schumacher. Father of Mick Schumacher. Uncle of David Schumacher.

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Driver comparisons

The latest Head-to-Head comparisons generated for Michael Schumacher.

Michael Schumacher vs. Fernando Alonso | Michael Schumacher vs. Sebastian Vettel | Michael Schumacher vs. Rubens Barrichello | Michael Schumacher vs. Max Verstappen

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

2012Racing20 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position1 fastest race lap
2011Racing19 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2010Racing19 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2009KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
2008KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
2007KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
2006Racing18 races7 wins12 podiums4 pole position7 fastest race laps
2005Racing19 races1 win5 podiums1 pole positions3 fastest race laps
2004Racing18 races13 wins15 podiums8 pole position10 fastest race laps
2003Racing17 races6 wins9 podiums5 pole position5 fastest race laps
2002Racing17 races11 wins17 podiums7 pole position7 fastest race laps
2001Racing17 races9 wins14 podiums11 pole position3 fastest race laps
2000Racing17 races9 wins12 podiums9 pole position2 fastest race laps
1999Racing10 races2 wins6 podiums3 pole position5 fastest race laps
1998Racing16 races6 wins11 podiums3 pole position6 fastest race laps
1997Racing17 races5 wins8 podiums3 pole position3 fastest race laps
1996Racing15 races3 wins8 podiums4 pole position2 fastest race laps
1995Racing17 races9 wins11 podiums4 pole position8 fastest race laps
1994Racing14 races8 wins10 podiums6 pole position8 fastest race laps
1993Racing16 races1 win9 podiums0 pole position5 fastest race laps
1992Racing16 races1 win8 podiums0 pole position2 fastest race laps
1991Racing18 races1 win3 podiums0 pole position2 fastest race laps
1990Racing16 races7 wins11 podiums7 pole position6 fastest race laps
1989Racing14 races2 wins7 podiums2 pole position0 fastest race laps
1988Racing20 races14 wins17 podiums3 pole position2 fastest race laps
1987KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
1986KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
1985KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
1984KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.

Career details – the racing career of Michael Schumacher

2012 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
13th49Mercedes AMG Petronas
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
200101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes F1 W03Mercedes FO 108ZPirelli
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2011 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
8th76Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
190000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes MGP W02Mercedes FO 108YPirelli
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2011.

2011 Euro Wintercup - KZ 6+7

PositionPointsTeam
25th51

2010 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
9th72Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
190000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes W01Mercedes FO 108XBridgestone
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2010.

2009 SuperNationals XIII - SuperPro

PositionPointsTeam
7th0Tony Kart Racing
KartEngineTyres
Tony Kart Racer EVR (Vortex RVX 125)

2009 Desafio Internacional das Estrelas

PositionPointsTeam
1st42
KartEngineTyres
Birel (Parilla)

2008 Desafio Internacional das Estrelas

PositionPointsTeam
8th13
KartEngineTyres
Birel (IAME Parilla)

2008 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2007 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2007 Desafio Internacional das Estrelas

PositionPointsTeam
1st35

2006 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
2nd121Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1871247
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 248 F1
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2006 24 Hours of Kerpen

PositionPointsTeam
12th0Team Michael Schumacher

2005 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd62Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
191513
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari F2005
Ferrari F2004M
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2004 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st148Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
181315810
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari F2004
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2003 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st93Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
176955
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari F2002
Ferrari F2003-GA
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2002 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st144Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
17111777
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari F2001
Ferrari F2002
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2002 Kerpen Winterpokal - Formula A

PositionPointsTeam
17th44
KartEngineTyres
Tony KartVortex

2001 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st123Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
17914113
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari F2001
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2001 World Championship Formula Super A

PositionPointsTeam
21st20Tony Kart Racing Team
KartEngineTyres
Tony Kart (Vortex)

2000 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st108Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1791292
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari F1-2000
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2000.

1999 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
5th44Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
102635
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari F399
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1998 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
2nd86Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1661136
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari F300
Click to show race results for Formula 1 1998.

1997 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
0Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
175833
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 310B
Click to show race results for Formula 1 1997.

1996 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd59Scuderia Ferrari
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
153842
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari F310
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1996.

1996 Monaco Kart Cup Formula A

PositionPointsTeam
1st0

1995 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
1st102Mild Seven Benetton Renault
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1791148
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Benetton B195 (Renault)
Click to show race results for Formula 1 1995.

1994 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
1st92Mild Seven Benetton Ford
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1481068
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Benetton B194 (Ford)

1994 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0Ligier
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1993 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
4th52Camel Benetton Ford
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
161905
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Benetton B193A (Ford)
Benetton B193B (Ford)

1992 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
3rd53Camel Benetton Ford
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
161802
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Benetton B191B (Ford)
Benetton B192 (Ford)

1991 Formula 1

PositionPointsTeam
13th4Team 7UP Jordan, Camel Benetton Ford
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
60000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Jordan 191 (Ford)
Benetton B191 (Ford)

1991 Formula 3000 Japan

PositionPointsTeam
12th6Team Le Mans
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1991 DTM

PositionPointsTeam
0Zakspeed Mercedes
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Evo2

1991 Sportscar World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
9th43Team Sauber Mercedes
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
71202
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Sauber-Mercedes C11
Sauber-Mercedes C291

1990 Formula 3 Germany

PositionPointsTeam
1st148West WTS Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
115764
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Reynard 903 (Volkswagen)
Reynard 903 (Opel)

1990 Formula 3 Macau GP

PositionPointsTeam
1st0West WTS Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Reynard 903 (Volkswagen)

1990 Formula 3 European Cup

PositionPointsTeam
0West WTS Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10011
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Reynard 903 (Volkswagen)

1990 World Sports-Prototype Championship

PositionPointsTeam
5th21Team Sauber Mercedes
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
31301
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Sauber-Mercedes C11

1989 Formula 3 Germany

PositionPointsTeam
3rd163WTS Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
122720
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Reynard 893 (Volkswagen)

1989 Formula 3 Macau GP

PositionPointsTeam
0WTS Motorsport
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Reynard 893 (Volkswagen)

1989 Formula 3 European Cup

PositionPointsTeam
0WTS Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Reynard 893 (Volkswagen)

1988 Formula Ford 1600 Europe

PositionPointsTeam
2nd50Eufra Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
42310
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Van Diemen RF88

1988 Formula König

PositionPointsTeam
1st192Hoecker Sportwagenservice
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
109101?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Tatuus Formel König (Fiat)

1988 Formula Ford 1600 Germany

PositionPointsTeam
6th124Eufra Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
63412
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Van Diemen RF88 (Ford)

1987 German Kart Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
KartEngineTyres
Kali (Parilla)

1987 European Championship 100cc

PositionPointsTeam
1st0

1986 German Kart Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd47
KartEngineTyres
Kali

1985 German Junior Kart Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st0

1985 World Junior Championship

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0

1984 German Junior Kart Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st0

1984 World Junior Championship

PositionPointsTeam
0


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