Motor Racing Memorabilia
A sports memorabilia blog
Michael Schumacher is probably the biggest
name in the history of F1 motor racing, seven times F1 champion he ranks
alongside Senna, Moss, Fangio, Brabham, Clark, to name but a few of the
greats whose personae has withstood the passage of time.
Michael Schumacher motor racing memorabilia is not in short supply
however it is an essential part of an enthusiast’s collection.
Some celebrities are reserved when it comes to signing autographs conversely
in Michael’s case he is only too happy to oblige his vast array of fans all
over the world.
The variety of collectables from the
F1 scene would include race worn attire, signed racing helmets, signed
photographs, presentations, programmes, paddock tickets, trophies and medals.
For example I have in my collection excellent examples of signed
Ferrari caps, hand signed photos and Presentation sets.
Whether he should have returned to F1 at the age 41 remains a
matter of conjecture and I wish him the best of success in the remainder of this
season and forthcoming events.
Michael is currently making some great starts and improving his
position in fine style when the lights go out. I look forward to some rain as
this is when he is most likely to get on the podium in 2011
I have written below a
brief précis of Michael’s outstanding racing record.
Michael Schumacher (1969) was born in Hurth
West Germany, he began his motor racing career in 1988 driving for Eufra
Racing in the Euro Formula Ford 1600 series, his first win was in the Formula
Konig Series that same year, in 1990 he had two wins in the German Formula 3
and the Macau Grand Prix where he had a controversial incident with Mikka (MH
drove into the back of MS car on the final lap), driving for WTS racing, his F
1 debut was in 1991 at the Belgium Grand Prix driving for the Jordan Ford set
up, on this occasion he retired on Lap 1 with mechanical problems. The following
year he achieved a remarkable third position in the drivers’ championship, followed
by fourth position in 1993 a season that saw many mechanical induced retirements.
It was in 1994 that the glory years began, he won the drivers’
championship in both 1994/5, in 1996 he switched to the Scuderia Ferrari
through to 2006 around this time it was impossible to walk into a pub on a
Sunday without seeing the red Ferrari again leading the field, this was the
season that cemented his fame and saw him win another five world championships.
Michael announced his retirement from F1 racing at the end of the 2006 season, he was always there working in the background continuing his involvement in F1, test
driving and operating in an advisory capacity for Ferrari before sensationally
announcing his return to racing in 2010 when the Mercedes GP team confirmed a
three year contract.
It is worth remembering that during his most competitive years he
was racing alongside some very highly regarded drivers such as Mikka Hakkinen(think
back to that incident at Macau) which
made for great racing and riveting TV viewing.
At the peak of his career Michael was listed as the number 2
highest earning sportsman in the world behind Tiger Woods and ahead of Phil
Mickelson, which says something for the risk free rewards of golf.
I am always interested in adding to my collection of motor racing
memorabilia and would be please to speak
with anyone who wishes to sell genuine hand signed collectables.
I have recently written an article Autographs
real of fake which readers may find of interest
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