Schumacher's family to celebrate on his 50th birthday
It has been five years since Michael Schumacher suffered serious head injuries whilst on a skiing holiday in the French Alps.
This Thursday, the seven-time world champion will turn 50 years old and his family say they will celebrate "his victories, his records and his jubilations."
In a recent Facebook post, his family announced that they would be launching The Official Michael Schumacher app where you can celebrate all of the great man's achievements.
The statement from Michael's family read:
"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."
Schumacher began his F1 career with Jordan in 1991 before a switch to Benetton where he won his first two world championship titles. He moved to Ferrari in 1996 and drove for the Scuderia for ten years, picking up a further five titles to take his tally to a record seven. After leaving Maranello he returned to the sport for a three year stint with Mercedes before he retired at the end of the 2012 season.