The German, who is still in a coma after a skiing accident at the end of 2013, drove his Ferrari to victory in the inaugural Grand Prix of Bahrain in 2004. Not only did Schmacher win the race, but he also posted a lap record which stands. To further highlight the special relationship Schumacher shares with the Sakhir circuit, it was the first race he partook in during his comeback with Mercedes in 2010.
This is the second distinction Schumacher has received from a racetrack, as the “Schumacher S” was the name given to turns 8 and 9 at the famous Nürburgring grand prix circuit. According to Autoblog, Schumacher’s agent, Sabine Kehm commented that the German racing legend would love the idea even though he is unable to partake in the decision, which was made with the support of family.
For the time being, Schumacher continues to remain in stable condition, with family and fans alike hoping he makes a full recovery, including those of us at Motrolix. In the meantime, it’s another chance to honor the F1 great and remember his profound impact on motor racing.