Michael Schumacher’s family has a day before the 50. Birthday of the formula 1-record world champion is advertised to be understanding for the lack of public information about his state of health. “You can be sure that he is in the best hands and we will do everything possible to help him,” reads a Facebook message from Wednesday. “Please understand, if we follow your choice to Michaels and a subject as sensitive as health, so as before, in the privacy of leave.”

Schumacher had an accident on 29. December 2013 in the ski resort near the French Méribel, a heavy skull-brain Trauma suffered, even though he was wearing a helmet. Since September 2014, he is recovering at his Swiss home in Gland, on the shores of lake Geneva from the time of the accident. Information on the state of Schumacher’s. This Thursday, the Kerpen is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Birthday. “We are delighted and want us to whole-heartedly thank you for your Michaels 50. Birthday morning together with him, and with us celebrating“, – stated in the message of the family.

Schumacher’s last Ferrari team-mate Felipe Massa paid tribute to the formula 1-record world champion as his Mentor. “He was my master, my teacher,” said Massa of the German press Agency. The Brazilian was in 2003, a test driver at Ferrari, and was then, in 2006, Schumacher’s last year at the Scuderia team-mate. In the meanwhile, from the formula 1 resigned as Massa described the time on the side of the seven-time world champion as a “great experience”. Schumacher had been a “complete driver”, he had a lot to learn. Schumacher drove from 1996 to 2006, Ferrari was a legend of formula 1.

for Lewis Hamilton will remain Schumacher always the “Greatest of all time” in the formula 1. It would not change something if Hamilton would also break the victory and title of record Schumacher, reaffirmed Hamilton’s last in an Interview with the “Bild am Sonntag”. Even significantly more Poles than Schumacher (68), Hamilton (83) already. For the 91 Grand Prix successes 18 missing him to a tie of seven titles, the five-time Champion can create mathematically up to the expiry of his current contract at Mercedes for the next two years. “I just feel that I need to try to break his records. This is not my drive,“ stressed Hamilton.

He replaced Schumacher for the 2013 season at Mercedes. The record-breaking champion was resigned for the second Time, but this time for good. In the three Comeback years for the silver arrows, Schumacher was able to celebrate a victory. Hamilton has won since his move from McLaren to Mercedes 52 race. He is aware of the fact that the native of Kerpen has its share of the title and the success of Mercedes in 2014. The impact is “quite clear”. “He was together with people like Ross and Norbert, as the Foundation was laid for the success we may enjoy today,” said Hamilton with a view to the former team boss Ross Brawn and ex-Mercedes Motorsport boss Norbert Haug.

“It’s no one’s disputing that Michael has set the course for the success of the past years with Mercedes,” said Haug in a recent interview, the German press Agency. Schumacher have also played a role, the current Team and head of Mercedes Motorsport Toto Wolff said at the first constructors ‘ title under his leadership in October 2014 in the Russian city of Sochi. As Schumacher finished the end of his playing career in 2006 for the first time, Hamilton was 21 years old. In the year he was allowed to test, before he was appointed in 2007 at McLaren for the use of pilots. “I was not a regular driver, and for me it was simply unreal to be suddenly, with him on the track,” recalled Hamilton of the first encounter with Schumacher in a formula 1 car. “I didn’t even try to overtake him, I just drove behind him, because I was directly in front of it as Michael Schumacher in my computer game.” As, told Hamilton he chose as a Boy, the PC game always Schumacher as a driver.