Schumacher Awarded FIA Gold Medal

Posted on Jul 24, 2009 by

 

Monaco – The officially crowned its 2006 World Champions at a gala ceremony in Monaco recently. The ceremony culminated in the presentation of an Gold Medal for Motor Sport to Michael , the recently retired seven-time Formula One world champion.

The medal, which was the final presentation on stage in the Salle des Etoiles at the Monaco Sporting Club, is awarded to an individual that, either through exceptional success, or outstanding effort, has made a substantial contribution to motor racing. It was presented to Schumacher by FIA President Max Mosley and Formula One Management President Bernie Ecclestone.

Michael Schumacher said: “I have received a huge amount of joy and pleasure from motor sport. To all of you and all of the people everywhere I really want to express my thanks. I have had such a love for this sport, it doesn’t need motivation. You do it as good as you can and luckily I have a lot of great people around me who have allowed me to achieve what we have achieved together.”

The Gala event, attended by the major figures in world motor sport, also saw the presentation of the second consecutive FIA Formula One World Championship drivers’ trophy to 25-year-old Fernando Alonso. Alonso was joined on stage by Renault team boss Flavio Briatore, who received the trophy for winning the constructors’ championship.

 

The Gala event, attended by the major figures in world motor sport, also saw the presentation of the second consecutive FIA Formula One World Championship drivers’ trophy to 25-year-old Fernando Alonso. Alonso was joined on stage by Renault team boss Flavio Briatore, who received the trophy for winning the constructors’ championship.

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