Michael Schumacher exhibition shows unseen world of stricken F1 legend

A Michael Schumacher exhibition in Cologne shows the unseen world of the stricken F1 legend.

Five years after suffering a life-changing brain injury in a horrifying skiing accident, the museum, just a few miles from Schumacher’s hometown, will give fans the chance to see some of his most prized possessions.

The exhibition, dedicated to Schumacher’s career, showcases memorabilia such as helmets, trophies, cars and firesuits, as well as his famous red wig he previously wore on the podium in honour of Ferrari.

Fans will be able to get up close and personal to the seven Ferraris at the exhibit.

His championship-winning Benettons are on show, as is the Jordan he debuted in 1991.

As well as F1 memorabilia, press cuttings, videos, testimonies and family photos are on show at the museum, including triubutes from former team bosses Jean Todt and Flavio Briatore.

Fellow drivers Sebastian Vettel and Felipe Massa, who have also represented Ferrari, also speak.

Schumacher’s Bambi Trophy, which he was awarded while recovering in 2014, is on show at Motorworld, recognising his service and inspiration to the German people.

His manager Sabine Kehm said: “It displays significant pieces from his personal collection. The fact that this exhibition has found a home at Motorworld Cologne Rhineland is perfect for us.

“It’s situated a few kilometres away from Michael’s hometown of Kerpen, while sharing a passion for cars.”

The museum is set to open next weekend and will be free to visit for seven days.

Schumacher was skiing with teenage son Mick in the French Alps when he suffered the head injury on December 29 2013.

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