M ichael Schumacher has been away since his tragic skiing accident on 29 December 2013 disappeared from the public. But the record world champion is not forgotten. The legend lives on for his fans. Now it's even close enough to touch. On June 15th, the “Michael Schumacher Private Collection” was opened at Motor World in Cologne.
With the lively arrangement of Schumacher devotional objects, one can certainly speak of a museum in the style of an adventure world. For those who want to relive the career of the most successful Formula 1 driver in all their stations, Motorworld in Butzweiler Straße 35-39 is a must.
Free entry to the Schumacher exhibition
As a gesture for his followers, admission is free. “The Michael Schumacher Private Collection is a big thank you from the Schumacher families to the many fans of Michael and motorsport. It shows important parts of his personal collection ”, explained manager Sabine Kehm.
The location in Cologne, only a few kilometers from Schumacher's hometown Kerpen, is almost a matter of course. At the opening of the exhibition by Sabine Kehm, Andreas Dünkel as Chairman of the Motorworld Group and Cologne's Lord Mayor Henriette Reker, Schumacher's former employer also appeared Ferrari Luca di Montezemolo. The also announced Ross Brawn and Sebastian Vettel had to cancel their visit due to bad weather conditions and flight cancellations.
The collection not only offers things to see and do for Schumi fans. A total of 17 cars are outexhibited by Michael Schumacher. Most are in his private possession. Only the two Mercedes are on loan. These are the GPW01 from 2011 and the C291 sports car from the 1991 season.
Schumacher's cars, overalls, trophies and much more ...
Not included at all the 2006 Ferrari. At least not as a car. But as a high-resolution 3D animation. The original car is still in Switzerland. A total of 13 Formula 1 cars are spread over 1,000 square meters of exhibition space.
A kart, a Formula 3 racer, a Formula Ford car and a Fiat 500 that Ferrari once gave him complete the vehicle fleet. There are also all the helmets that the record world champion wore, his overalls, his gloves and a selection of his trophies.
All trophies would have gone beyond the scope of seven World Cup titles, 91 wins and a total of 155 podium finishes . The exhibition is open every day between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. In the gallery we take you on a first virtual tour. Here is the list of the legendary F1 cars that await you in Cologne:
- Jordan 191-Ford from 1991
- Benetton B192-Ford from 1992
- Benetton B194-Ford from 1994
- Benetton B195-Renault from 1995
- Ferrari F310 from 1996
- Ferrari F300 from 1998
- Ferrari F399 from 1999
- Ferrari F1-2000 from 2000
- Ferrari F2001 from 2001
- Ferrari F2002 from 2002
- Ferrari F2004 from 2004
- Ferrari F2005 from 2005
- Mercedes GPW01 from 2010