Michael Schumacher receives touching messages from fans as F1 icon turns 55

Michael Schumacher receives touching messages from fans as F1 icon turns 55

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 03/01/2024

- 10:02

The German continues to live away from the spotlight

F1 fans have sent messages of support to Michael Schumacher as the German turns 55 today.

The Formula One icon is set to spend his birthday surrounded by his loved ones as he continues to recover from a devastating skiing accident.

Back in 2013, Schumacher hit his head on a rock while skiing in the French Alps.

He has lived away from the spotlight in the years since, with wife Corinna admitting he's 'different' following the tragic incident.

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Michael Schumacher has received birthday messages as F1 icon turns 55


And F1 fans have now sent messages of support to Schumacher as he turns 55.

"Happy Birthday Michael Schumacher, We miss you," said one user on X.

A second said: "Happy Birthday Michael Schumacher, many many happy returns."

A third said: Happy 55th Birthday to the GOAT, Michael Schumacher! #KeepFightingMichael."

"Happy 55th birthday, Michael Schumacher!#KeepFightingMichael," said a fourth user.

A fifth sent Schumacher a message saying" Miss this guy so much on the track. I wish Michael Schumacher get well soon."

And a sixth stated: "Just got emotional about Michael Schumacher I hope he has a greatest birthday today."

No updates on Schumacher's condition and health are expected today.

His family prefer to keep details on the F1 icon secret in order to give him the privacy he needs.

December 29 marked 10 years since the accident that changed Schumacher's life.

It was reported on the day that he'd been driven round in a Mercedes car to try and stimulate his brain with familiar sounds.

Schumacher spent three years racing with the Silver Arrows between 2010 and 2012.

However, it appears hope of a miraculous recovery is continuing to fade as time goes on.

Schumacher's brother, Ralf, recently said he missed his sibling.

“I miss my Michael from back then,” Ralf told Bild.


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Michael Schumacher won seven F1 titles during his time in the sport


Life is sometimes unfair.

"Michael had often been lucky in his life, but then this tragic accident happened.

"Despite modern medical options, nothing is as it used to be."

He added: "Michael wasn't only my brother.

"When we were kids, he was also my coach and mentor. He taught me literally everything about kart racing.

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Michael Schumacher hasn't been seen since a tragic skiing accident in 2013


"There may be an age gap of seven years, but he was always by my side.

"We raced together, we practised overtaking manoeuvres and everything that matters in motorsports."

Schumacher won seven F1 titles during his years in the sport.

That's an achievement only Lewis Hamilton has been able to match in the years since.

Schumacher won 91 races, too, with the majority coming during his time with Ferrari.

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