Wednesday, 19 december 2018, 08:23 , by Matthew Scott
Ferrari have planned an exhibition at the team's Maranello base to commemorate the 50th birthday of iconic Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher. Five of the German's seven world titles, and 72 of his 91 grand prix triumphs, were secured in Scuderia scarlet.
Schumacher will turn 50 on January 3rd, although his birthday has become a time of solemn reflection for motorsport fans as he continues to recover from traumatic brain injuries sustained in a skiing fall in 2013.
The German has not been seen publicly since then and has remained at his Swiss home since emerging from a coma four years ago.
Images and memorabilia from his career-defining period on red will be on display at Maranello.
The Ferrari Museum in Maranello is dedicating a special exhibition to Michael Schumacher, which will open on the occasion of his 50th birthday on 3 January 2019. It is both a celebration and a sign of gratitude to the most successful driver of all time of the Cavallino Rampante. pic.twitter.com/x9ZRRiVjJh— Michael Schumacher (@schumacher) December 17, 2018
Michael has a special place in the history of Ferrari which is marked by its many Formula 1 records. Between 1996 and 2006, he won 5 driver titles in a row (2000 and 2004) and made a significant contribution to the success of the Scuderia with 6 manufacturer titles in these years pic.twitter.com/oMyxllW5nz— Michael Schumacher (@schumacher) December 17, 2018
The rooms of the museum are decorated with images from the unforgettable years that the 7time World Champion gave to all Ferraristi and that have created a legend that is greater than ever in the hearts of all fans. exhibition was created in collaboration with @keepfighting. pic.twitter.com/Ms21WVHz9X— Michael Schumacher (@schumacher) December 17, 2018
The exhibition is being held in partnership with the Keep Fighting Foundation – established by Schumacher's wife Corinna after his accident.