He raced for three separate teams during his 15-year Formula One career. But in the end, German Michael Schumacher will be forever tied to the Ferrari Scuderia, and to Italy. Why? He won five of his seven World Championships with the Prancing Horse and dominated the world of Formula One in Ferrari’s iconic red and white car. Called the most successful driver of all time by Formula One, Schumacher holds 20 different world records, including the most Grand Prix victories, the fastest laps and the most races ever won in a single season. Despite his astounding talent, much criticism was levelled against the driver, particularly early on in his career. Origi-nally accused of being too stoic and reserved for Italian fans—Schumacher was thought ‘too German’ for their liking. While ‘Schumi’ made significant efforts to become more emotional in his bearing and language, the results he produced for the Ferrari team eventually won over this sports-savvy nation.