Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) will dedicate a special exhibition to Michael Schumacher at its museum in Maranello to celebrate the 7X F1 world champion’s 50th Birthday.
Mr. Schumacher won 5 of his 7 F1 champion titles with the iconic Italian team between Y’s 2000 and 2004 on his way to becoming the most successful F1 driver of all time.
Mr. Schumacher will turn 50 on 3 January, but he has not been seen in public since suffering severe head injuries during a skiing accident in December 2013.
The special exhibition has been curated with the support of his family via the Keep Fighting Foundation, a charity set up in Schumacher’s name after his accident.
According to Ferrari’s website, The ‘Michael 50’ Exhibition will “look back over the memorable seasons that the seven-time world champion gifted to all Ferraristi, and that created a legend now bigger than ever in the hearts of all fans”.
Doors will open to the public on 3 January to mark Mr. Schumacher’s Birthday.
Ferrari’s former F1 chief, Ross Brawn said that Michael Schumacher was always eager to be involved in ensuring Ferrari’s cars were up to snuff when he was enjoying his spell of dominance in the early 2000’s.
“I recall when I was at Ferrari, if we had something we were uncertain about, Michael would be banging my door down to talk about it and spend time with the engineers and work until he got himself comfortable with what was going on.
“That motivates a team and can be a catalyst for people to look at things in a different way or different perspective.
“The difference between success and failure is often down to small things.
“I don’t think he or the team need to change things dramatically, they just need that final bit of polish to get off the line.”
F1 legend Jean Todt, who worked alongside Messrs Schumacher and Brawn at Ferrari, has spoken about his relationship with the champion who suffered life-changing injuries in a Y 2013 skiing accident.
“The relationship is closer than ever. I’ve been very close with Michael before,” Mr. Todt said