Seven times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is one Germany's most famous sports stars.
"Schumi", bornin 1969, drove for the Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari and Mercedes teams, his F1 career began in 1991, he retired in 2006 only to return four years later. His younger brother Ralf is also a F1 driver.
Only Michael Schumacher has had more success in Formula 1. And Lewis Hamilton might yet haul him in. For DW's Mark Hallam, Hamilton's "greatest rival" Fernando Alonso summed up the Brit's place in the sport's history.
A German magazine must pay over 50,000 euros in damages after claiming Schumacher would walk again. The five-time Formula One champion hasn’t appeared in public since a skiing accident left him with serious injuries.