Stirling Moss about Schumacher at the Spanish GP  Schumacher finished third in the Drivers' Championship in and helped Ferrari to second place in the Constructors' Championship ahead of his old team Benetton. He won three races, more than the team's total tally for the period from to
Early in the season the car had reliability trouble and Schumacher did not finish six of the 16 races. He took his first win for Ferrari at the Spanish Grand Prixwhere he lapped the entire field up to third place in the wet.
Following that, at MonzaSchumacher won in front of the tifosi. Villeneuve, driving the superior Williams FW19led the championship in the early part of the season. Villeneuve went on and scored four points to take the championship. Schumacher then won in Argentina and, with the Ferrari improving significantly in the second half of the season, Schumacher took six victories and had five other podium finishes.
There were two controversies; at the British Grand Prix Schumacher was leading on the last lap when he turned into the pit lane, crossed the start finish line and Michael schumacher for a ten-second stop go penalty.
There was some doubt whether this counted as serving the penalty, but, because he had crossed the finish line when he came into the pit lane, the win was valid.
After missing six races he made his return at the inaugural Malaysian Grand Prixqualifying in pole position by almost a second. World Championship years[ edit ] Schumacher won his fourth World title in Schumacher won the first three races of the season and five of the first eight.
At the post race press conference, after equalling the number of wins 41 won by his idol, Ayrton SennaSchumacher broke into tears. Four other drivers won races, but none sustained a season-long challenge for the championship.
Schumacher scored a record-tying nine wins and clinched the World Championship with four races yet to run. He finished the championship with points, 58 ahead of runner-up Coulthard. There was again some controversy, however, at the Austrian Grand Prixwhere his teammate, Rubens Barrichello was leading, but in the final metres of the race, under team ordersslowed down to allow Schumacher to win the race.
At the United States Grand Prix later that year, Schumacher dominated the race and was set for a close finish with Barrichello. At the end he slowed down to create a formation finish with Barrichello, but slowed too much allowing Barrichello to take the victory.
Ferrari won 15 out of 17 races, and Schumacher won the title with six races remaining in the season, which is still the earliest point in the season for a driver to be crowned World Champion. He finished with points, a record-breaking 67 points ahead of the runner-up, his teammate Rubens Barrichello.
This pair finished nine of the 17 races in the first two places. In the first race, Schumacher ran off track, and in the following two, was involved in collisions. Ahead of the next race, the FIA announced changes to the way tyre widths were to be measured: He finished that season with a record points, 34 points ahead of the runner-up, teammate Rubens Barrichello, and set a new record of 13 race wins out of a possible 18, surpassing his previous best of 11 wins from the season.
It was like trying to fight with a blunted weapon Prior to that race, the Michelin tyres were found to have significant safety issues.
When no compromise between the teams and the FIA could be reached, all but the six drivers using Bridgestone tyres dropped out of the race after the formation lap.
He finished the season in third with 62 points, fewer than half the points of World Champion Alonso. After three races, Schumacher had just 11 points and was already 17 points behind Alonso. He won the following two races. This was due to his stopping his car and blocking part of the circuit while Alonso was on his qualifying lap; he still managed to work his way up to 5th place on the notoriously cramped Monaco circuit.
By the Canadian Grand Prixthe ninth race of the season, Schumacher was 25 points behind Alonso, but he then won the following three races to reduce his disadvantage to After his victories in Italy in which Alonso had an engine failure  and Chinain which Alonso had tyre problems,  Schumacher led in the championship standings for the first time during the season.
Although he and Alonso had the same point total, Schumacher was in front because he had won more races. Alonso won the race, giving himself a ten-point championship lead.
With only one race left in the season, Schumacher could only win the championship if he won the season finale and Alonso scored no points. His performance was classified in the press as "heroic",  an "utterly breath-taking drive",  and a "performance that Ferrari adviser[ edit ] He attended several Grands Prix during the season.
He ran no more than five laps and no lap times were recorded. A Ferrari spokesman said the short drive was done for the Fiat board of directors who were holding their meeting in Maranello.
He returned in December to continue helping Ferrari with their development programme at Jerez circuit. He focused on testing electronics and tyres for the Formula One season.
As it became clear that Massa would be unable to compete in the next race at ValenciaSchumacher was chosen as a replacement for the Brazilian driver  and on 29 JulyFerrari announced that they planned to draft in Schumacher for the European Grand Prix and subsequent Grands Prix until Massa was able to race again.
Ferrari appealed for special permission for Schumacher to test in a spec car, but WilliamsRed Bull and Toro Rosso were against this test.
Schumacher stated that his preparations to replace the injured Massa for Ferrari had initiated a renewed interest in F1, which, combined with the opportunity to fulfil a long-held ambition to drive for Mercedes and to be working again with team principal Ross Brawn, led Schumacher to accept the offer once he was passed fit.Wife of stricken F1 star Michael Schumacher 'has sold his £25million jet and holiday home because he'll never use them' Former F1 champion suffered a brain injury after a skiing accident in German F1 legend best remembered for winning five successive titles with Ferrari.
Schumi's competitiveness occasionally led to unsporting behaviour - notably two title-deciding collisions.
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In his career as a Formula 1 driver from to , he achieved numerous successes, including a total of 68 pole.