Ferrari has announced that it will hold a special exhibition in the Ferrari Museum, at the Maranello headquarters, in honour of the great seven times Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher, who is enshrined in Ferrari legend as the most successful driver the Scuderia ever employed, taking five of his titles in the red cars.
The ‘Michael 50’ exhibition will open on January 3rd, 2019, the occasion of Schumacher’s 50th birthday. The Ferrari legend suffered serious head injuries through a skiing accident in 2013, and little is known about his condition as his family have opted to keep it a private affair. He is said to be in a coma, however, although there have been reports – unconfirmed – of improvements in his condition in recent weeks.
A Special Place
The exhibition will focus not only on Michael’s racing career with Ferrari – the most successful period in its existence – but also on his contribution to the many road and GT racing cars that were produced in his time as a driver and later as a consultant. He had a hand in the development of many now legendary Ferrari cars during those years, as a driver and an advisor.
A statement from Ferrari reads: ‘Michael has a special place in the history of Ferrari. The rooms of the museum are decorated with images from the unforgettable years that the seven-time world champion gave to all at Ferrari.
The legend of Schumacher and Ferrari, and the ‘dream team’ involving Ross Brawn, Jean Todt and designer Rory Byrne, is one that will go down in history as an iconic era in F1, one of dominance over 5 consecutive seasons.
The exhibition is a fitting tribute to a man who will always have a place in the hearts of the Tifosi, and is held in conjunction with the Keep Fighting Foundation, a trust inspired by Michael Schumacher and dedicated to improving developments in neuroscience and other areas.