Figure of Michael Schumacher is, next to that of Ayrton senna or Lewis hamilton, the most important in the history of the Formula 1. Many fans put the seven-time champion among their idols, who with his talent, charisma and even controversy, captivated motorsport fans. The ‘Kaiser’ debuted in 1991 and remains in the memory forever.
The German rider, who is still recovering after the ski accident he had in 2013, was in the news in the last hours. As confirmed by the Spanish media Soymotor.com, a group of young people asked the government of Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, to be able to change the name of one of its main streets: “To cross it“, And put”Michael Schumacher Avenue“
Reason for name change
Although Schumacher is an exclusive figure in Formula 1 and sport in general, the change has nothing to do with this. During his first years in the category and being a consecrated figure of the sport, Schumacher made several visits to Sarajevo, especially after the cruel Bosnian War, which lasted from 1992 until nineteen ninety five, and struck the city.
Once the war was over, ‘Schumi’ made several visits to Sarajevo and left his mark. Among the ruins of the buildings destroyed by the bombing, the then pilot of Benetton who was already World Champion, gave toys and made donations to children. These children grew up, and now they want to return the gesture to Schumacher, who since 2014 is an illustrious citizen of the city.
One of those who postulated this possibility (which has already been largely accepted), recalled an exciting phrase that the World Champion said at that time. “If the children of Sarajevo are guilty just because they are children, then I too am a child of Sarajevo.” The young man who started the campaign confirmed that the Schumacher family has already received the news that the project is moving forward.
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