The career of seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher is being recognized this summer with a spectacular exhibit in Cologne, Germany.
The mini museum contains cars, trophies, helmets and firesuits from his two-decade stint racing at the highest motorsports level in the world.
In addition to his seven Ferraris, the exhibit also includes his championship-winning Benettons and the Jordan he debuted in back in 1991. The collection was introduced to the media on Thursday morning at the Motorworld Cologne Rhineland, a former aircraft hangar converted to host classic sports cars.
The exhibit opens this weekend and will be free to visit seven days a week. It is a thank you to his fans, according to Schumacher’s personal manager, Sabine Kehm.
“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 kilometers away from Michael’s hometown of Kerpen, while sharing a passion for cars.”
Schumacher is still recovering from the 2013 ski incident that has left him injured and out of the public spotlight.
In addition to the cars and artifacts, the collection of memorabilia also includes trophies, family photos, newspaper clips and multimedia archives that features interviews with former team bosses, such as Jean Todt and Flavio Briatore and fellow F1 drivers Sebastian Vettel and Felipe Massa.
Organizers are expecting up to half a million Schumacher fans to visit each year.