Ferrari reveal magnificent plans to celebrate Michael Schumacher’s 50th birthday

Ferrari have announced plans to mark Michael Schumacher’s 50th birthday with a magnificent museum exhibition celebrating the legendary F1 driver.

Schumacher’s half-century milestone is on January 3 – less than a week after the fifth anniversary of his tragic ski accident.

The iconic German driver underwent two operations after he hit his head on a rock in the French Alps on December 29, 2013.

His medical condition since has remained a mystery to the public with his trusted friends and family keeping a close counsel throughout.

Schumacher, it is understood, receives round-the-clock care at his luxury home overlooking Lake Zurich in Switzerland. However a recent report revealed that he is not ‘bed-ridden’.

Schumacher has won the most Formula One titles in the history of the sport (seven).

And Ferrari – the team who he celebrated five consecutive drivers’ championships with between 2000 and 2004 – have confirmed they will open the ‘Michael 50’ exhibition at their museum in Maranello, in Northern Italy.

Opening on his birthday, the exhibition is in association with the ‘Keep Fighting Foundation’ launched by Schumacher’s family two years ago is expected to run up to the start of the new 2019 F1 season which starts in March.

"It is intended both as a celebration and a mark of gratitude to the most successful Prancing Horse driver ever," Ferrari said in a statement.

"The museum’s rooms will look back over the memorable seasons that the seven-time world champion gifted to all Ferraristi, and that created a legend now bigger than ever in the hearts of all fans.

"The exhibition will also show Michael’s crucial contribution to the development of extraordinary GT cars in his years at Maranello, as a driver and later as a consultant."

The museum opens at 9.30am and closes at 6pm (CET) with adult tickets costing €16.

For more information, visit the official website .

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