Well-known Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher is to be honoured at an awards ceremony this week for his life’s work and contribution to the sport.
Reportedly, the acclaimed ‘Nurburgring Award’ will go to the former driver this Friday after he won at the famous track five times, a record for the sport. Although he is still in recovery from a skiing accident in 2013, his award will be collected instead by Sabine Kehm, the former manager of the Ferrari and Mercedes teams.
“Nobody deserves this award more than Michael,” Norbet Haug, former Mercedes motor sport directed commented.
“This award for his life’s work will give him a lot of strength on his road to recovery.”
This will not be honour that the German will receive however, as Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel will feature in a celebrity football match in Schumacher’s honour.
“For many years, Michael was the initiator and unifying figure in such benefit football games,” Kehm spoke,
“We are happy that together with [German basketball player] Dirk [Nowitzki], we can offer a real highlight for the fans, because we want to thank them for their support.”
The match will take place in the days before this year’s German Grand Prix at Hockenheim in July.