The Ferrari Musuem has dedicated a special exhibition to Michael Schumacher to celebrate his 50th birthday. It is also a mark of gratitude to the most successful Prancing Horse driver ever, who won five successive F1 drivers’ titles between 2000 and 2004.
Fans and representative of Scuderia Ferrari Clubs from all over Europle flocked to the Ferrari Museum yesterday for the opening and gathered for a special group photograph. Now open to visitors, the Michael 50 runs alongside the Driven by Enzo and Passion and Legend exhibitions.
Organised in partnership with the Keep Fighting Foundation that supports initiatives to achieve cultural and social benefits, Michael 50 is designed around The Hall of Victories, which displays some of the most important Ferrari single-seaters driven in Schumacher's 11 years with the team. They include the 1996 F310, in which he scored his first Ferrari F1 victory in the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona, and the record-breaking F2002 and F2004, and the 248 F1 of 2006, with which he triumphed at the Chinese GP for his 72nd and final victory with Ferrari.
The exhibition comes just over five years since Schumacher suffered a severe head injury in a skiing accident in December 2013. According to a report in BBC, the family said that the former Ferrari driver is “in the very best of hands” and that they're “doing everything humanly possible to help him”.
Schumacher’s family will also be releasing the Official Michael Schumacher App, which will serve as a virtual museum of the driver’s achievements.
See a preview of the exhibition below: