Michael Schumacher started his carrier with kart racing, his father Rolf Schumacher build a kart for him at the age of 4, and soon after that his dad registered him at the local kart club Kerpen-Horrem. But he had a bit of a problem, because the minimum age to get a kart license in Germany was 14 years, so as a resolution for this problem he got a Luxembourg license, which you only have to be 12 years to get.
Michael got his German license in 1983 and only a year after he won the German Junior Champions. In 1985 he took the title again.
In 1988 he had his first season in formula racing car, but he had to turn down an offer from formula ford's test-drive, because he didn't have the money for it. He got another offer from formula ford and this time he signed with Euphra Formula ford team, and won 9 out of 10 races, which made him the champion.
In 1989 Michael signed with a formula 3 team which was owned by Willi Weber, he paid for Michael's 1989-99 season.
Michael drove his first formula 1rase in the Belgium Grand prix in 1991 with the Jordan-ford team, but Michael didn't want to race for Jordan, although Eddie Jordan, the owner wanted to sign with Michael.
In the same season he moved to Benetton and competed in five races, then the year after in 1992 he had his first win, with Martin Brundle as his partner. Then in 1993 Michael had his second win with Benetton. In 1994 he won his first Driver's Championship, and he took the same tittle in1995 for Beneton
In 1996 he had his first season for Ferrari, he had a big challenge in front of him, because Ferrari wanted to return to motorsport. A even bigger challenge for him was when Ferrari introduced him to his Ferrari F310, which had really poor handling, but he managed to win three Grand Prix.
He had a good 1997 season with five Grand Prix wins, but in the Canadian grand prix he was disqualified for bumping in to another driver and as punishment he was out for the rest...