Michael Schumacher: Family to celebrate on 50th birthday

Formula 1

Schumacher won the last of his seven F1 championships in 2004

The family of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher say they will celebrate “his victories, his records and his jubilation” as he turns 50 on Thursday.

The German suffered serious head injuries in a skiing accident in 2013 and has not been seen in public since.

The former Ferrari driver is being treated at his home in Switzerland, but little is known about his recovery.

“You can be sure that he is in the very best of hands,” his family said.