PHOTOS: The ‘Michael 50’ Exhibit at the Ferrari Museum
On the occasion of Michael Schumacher’s 50th birthday on January 3, the Ferrari Museum opened the ‘Michael 50’ exhibition, celebrating the life and career of the most successful Formula 1 driver of all time who holds an as yet unequaled seven world titles, 91 victories, and 155 podiums.
The Hall of Victories displays some of the most important Ferrari single-seaters driven by Schumacher in his 11 years with the Scuderia. They range from the F310 of 1996, with which Schumacher won three GPs in his first season with the Prancing Horse, to the 248 F1 of 2006, in which he triumphed at the Chinese GP for his 72nd and final victory with Ferrari. Also on display are the F399, the car that won the Constructors’ title in 1999 to set Formula 1’s oldest team off on an exceptional run of victories, the F1-2000 with which Schumacher won the first of his five world titles with Ferrari and the team’s first Drivers’ title since Jody Scheckter in 1979, and the record-breaking F2002 and F2004.
Fans will also be introduced to a lesser-known side of Schumacher, as a developer of Ferrari’s road cars. After leaving Formula 1, the German driver remained at Ferrari not only to help the Scuderia but also to contribute to the development of some of its road cars, such as the Ferrari 430 Scuderia in 2007 and the Ferrari California in 2008.
The exhibition will run alongside ‘Driven by Enzo’ and ‘Passion and Legend,’ which are already open at the museum.
‘Michael 50’ has been organized in partnership with the Keep Fighting Foundation.
Check out the photos of some of the exhibits in the gallery below.