The 3rd of January 2019 will probably warm the hearts of all friends of motorsport: The sevenfold Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher celebrates his 50th birthday. A reason to remember the 308 races contested in the premier class of motorsport, 91 victories, 68 poles, 155 podium appearances, 43 second places, 22 hat-tricks and 40 doubles; Results that led the five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton recently to the statement that the born in 1969 Kerpener will forever remain the greatest. And the right time for the family to turn to the fans via Facebook in a message sent by all media. Thats very importance to us, because the business of licensed model cars is one of the foundations of our existence, for which we are very grateful and which would have been different without the remarkable career of Schumacher.
Statement of Michael's family:
"We are very happy to celebrate Michael's 50th birthday tomorrow together with you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts that we can do this together. As a gift to him, you and us, Keep Fighting Foundation has created a virtual museum. The Official Michael Schumacher App will be released tomorrow, so that we can review all together Michael's successes. The app is another milestone in our effort to do justice to him and you, his fans, by celebrating his accomplishments. We wish you a lot of fun with it.
Michael can be proud of what he has achieved, and so are we! 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 want to remember and celebrate his victories, his records and his jubilation.
You can be sure that he is in the very best of hands and that we are doing everything humanly possible to help him. Please understand if we are following Michael's wishes and keeping such a sensitive subject as health, as it has always been, in privacy. At the same time we say thank you very much for your friendship and wish you a healthy and happy year 2019."
Congratulations, Michael! In gratitude, all the best! #KeepFightingMichael