Michael Schumacher’s Wife Accepted his Special Award by FIA President at the Annual Ceremony

Published 12/19/2020, 12:45 PM EST
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – NOVEMBER 25: Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP reacts in parc ferme after finishing his last F1 race following the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)


The FIA recognized several individuals involved with Formula 1 for their contribution over the years. Michael Schumacher was among the individuals who were honored at the 2020 annual awards ceremony of the FIA.

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The FIA President, Jean Todt, honored Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton with the ‘FIA President Special Award’. However, the former World Champion could not make it to the ceremony.

MANAMA, BAHRAIN – APRIL 04: Motorsport / Formel 1: GP von Bahrain 2004, Manama; Michael SCHUMACHER (GER) / Ferrari gewinnt den Grand Prix 04.04.04. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

However, Schumacher’s wife, Corinna Schumacher, was present on behalf of Michael to accept the award. According to a report,

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“The strong woman of the Schumacher family appears very rarely in public. But in Geneva she made an exception to accept the President’s special award on behalf of her husband. Todt is a close family friend.”

Corinna pointed out, “He loved racing so much. Michael always had a big heart for people who need something.” Todt also had something to say about Schumacher, “Michael was always ready to support anything that helps society,” he recalled.

The skiing incident involving Michael Schumacher

The Ferrari driver, Michael Schumacher, won 7 World Championships in his career. He is one of the most successful drivers in Formula 1. He retired for the second and the last time in 2012.

Unfortunately, Michael’s time off from Formula 1 did not go too well. The Formula 1 legend was involved in a dangerous accident while skiing in the French Alps. He hit his head on a rock and suffered severe injuries even though he was wearing appropriate protective gear.

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FILE PHOTO: Racing driver Mick Schumacher attends an event to celebrate 90 years of Italian premium sports car maker Ferrari racing team at Milan’s Duomo square, in Milan, Italy September 4, 2019. REUTERS/Flavio lo Scalzo/File Photo

The accident placed Schumacher in a coma. He later regained consciousness in June 2014. Meanwhile, he is believed to be treated at his home in Geneva with on-site medical care.

Michael’s son, Mick Schumacher, is slated to join Haas F1 come 2021 after having won the Formula 2 championship. There will be a lot of eyes on the young Schumacher, and it’ll be interesting to see how he performs.

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Ayush Manjunath is a Formula 1 author for EssentiallySports with more than 500 articles to his name. A Law graduate and a current Sports Management student, Ayush also has a certificate from UCLA on Sports, Media and Entertainment Management. He has an undying love for motorsports and lives to see Max Verstappen, George Russell, Charles Leclerc, and Lando Norris battle for the championship one day!

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