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Michael SCHUMACHER

Name: Michael SCHUMACHER
Nationality: German
Date of birth: 3 January 1969 – Kerpen, Germany


With 7 Formula One World Champion titles on his list of results, Michael Schumacher is often considered as the greatest Driver of all times. It is the consequence of an incredible career and destiny for this brick-layer’s son from a very modest family.

Talent does not come with age, as they say, and Michael confirmed it when he was very young. When he was only 4 years old, his father, Rolf, modified his pedal-driven kart by placing into it a moped engine. With his father,...Read More

Ernest C. BUSER - The President who gave Karting its honour

From 1978 to 1999, Ernest C. Buser held the presidency of the International Karting Commission of the FIA. The Swiss leader transformed the sport to give it a global dimension, make it even more popular and guaranteeing its organisations an elevated status. After his death in 2007, Ernest C. Buser received the honorary award for the most significant contribution to the Sport of Karting, awarded posthumously at the 2012 CIK-FIA Award Ceremony.

In 22 years of governance, Ernest C. Buser undeniably made his mark on Karting. Very quickly, he understood that this discipline deserved a greater aura than the one it experienced in the 70s. It must be said that the boom of the 60s had...Read More

François Goldstein: An example for a whole generation

Before being dethroned by Mike Wilson, François Goldstein was long the most successful Driver in the history of Karting, with five World Championships acquired between 1969 and 1975. The Belgian led the way for many competitors in approaching his favourite discipline in a very professional manner. From the preparation of the equipment to the management of his races, François Goldstein transformed a fledgling talent into a formidable winning machine.

 

The international career of the Belgian François Goldstein truly began in 1964, during the first World Championship officially recognised by the FIA, the International Automobile...Read More