A heart-wrenching photo of Michael Schumacher with his daughter Gina Maria Schumacher was posted to Twitter by a fan account yesterday to celebrate the 7 World Champion’s daughter’s birthday.
The F1 driver who was seriously hurt during a skiing accident was always known as being a family man and giving his children all the time he possibly could. This brilliant photo reflects the German’s love for his family.
Dad's greatest love
— Michael Schumacher (@_MSchumacher) February 20, 2022
Has Gina Maria Schumacher Followed In Her Dad’s Footsteps?
Gina Maria Schumacher has followed her dad into the racing world, but as Michael chose a car to race in, Gina chose horses. She’s a talented horse racer, receiving a gold medal at the 2017 FEI World Reining Championship.
The Schumacher family isn’t known to share much of their family lives, but Gina Maria is known to be in a relationship with Iain Bethke, a showjumper who can often be seen at her races supporting her.
Gina has been known to show her support for her father at her races, with her previously dressing her horse to look like an F1 car and wearing a racing suit similar to that of her father’s.
Gina Schumacher paid tribute to her father Michael with her performance at a horse festival in Italy this weekend ❤️ pic.twitter.com/fj5O6W6OO6
— ESPN F1 (@ESPNF1) November 11, 2019
Michael’s son Mick will be racing in the 2022 F1 season with teammate Nikita Mazepin behind the wheel of the Haas VF22. The car recently got its first taste of tarmac earlier today as it was released onto Maranello to complete its first lap and begin its shakedown. With Haas putting a lot of time and energy into this new car, we’re very excited to see where Mick places in this year’s racing after a not-so-successful start to his F1 career in 2021 thanks to an underdeveloped car.