Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher turns 50

Image AP  Shizuo Kambayashi

Image AP Shizuo Kambayashi

Today, we all tip our hats to you - happy birthday, Michael!

"Please understand if we are following Michael's wishes and keeping such a sensitive subject as health, as it has always been, in privacy".

Similarly, Ross Brawn - the current F1 motorsport chief who worked with Schumacher for all but three of his record 91 Grand Prix victories, and helped steer him to an wonderful seven world titles with Benetton and Ferrari - echoed Wolff's sentiment.

On Thursday, Schumacher's daughter Gina also published a short message to her Instagram page, writing: "Happy Birthday to the best Dad", accompanied with three pictures, including one of her father ahead of his first F1 race for Jordan in 1991.

The Ferrari F1 team, where Schumacher earned five titles in 10 seasons, tweeted: "Our champ turns 50 today".

On Wednesday, Schumacher's family announced the launching of a virtual museum for the German great as a 50th birthday gift.

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He said: "Thank you to my attractive wife, who told me, 'Less is more'". Oh, and he let slip his guiding light on how he embodied Cheney.

Lewis Hamilton previous year celebrated his fifth world championship, and his fourth racing for the Silver Arrows, and the team wrapped up their fifth consecutive drivers' and constructors' title double. You've always been a true inspiration to me and the entire world.

The progress of F1's most decorated driver has been kept largely secret, at the request of his wife Corinna, but on the eve of his 50th birthday his family said they would be celebrating his milestone.

His family also revealed plans to launch The Official Michael Schumacher App, which will allow fans to celebrate his success through a virtual museum.

"Michael 50" has been organised in partnership with the Keep Fighting Foundation and will run alongside "Driven by Enzo" and "Passion and Legend", which are already open at the Maranello Museum. We wish you a lot of fun with it. "That's why we remember his successes with the Michael Schumacher Private Collection exhibition in Cologne, by publishing memories in social media and by continuing his charitable work through the Keep Fighting Foundation. We're all with you Michael #KeepFighting", said Ferrari, celebrating a driver who won five titles in a row for the Italian team in a golden era between 2000 and 2004.

"Michael, you've always been a fighter and you always will be".

He said: "I sat in front of him, I touched him with both hands, and I looked at him". The exhibition will allow the public to discover the contribution that Schumacher - who won five of his seven drivers titles with Ferrari - made to the car's development as a driver and later as a consultant.

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