Michael Schumacher (2009 in Beijing)
Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN/ AFP
With Instagram messages, Michael Schumacher's children congratulated their famous father on his 54th birthday.
Daughter Gina posted an older photo together, in which she looks boldly at her father with racing overalls and a thick wool hat, who in turn raises his eyebrows slightly.
"Happy Birthday Dad," wrote the 25-year-old, who is now a successful equestrian herself, and added: "Looking back at our karting days."
Brother Mick formulated emotional words for the photos he had chosen.
One shows the 23-year-old with a picture frame in his hand together with father Michael in front of a lake.
In a second picture, Michael Schumacher grins at the camera in racing gear.
"Happy Birthday to the best dad ever," his son wrote in English.
With a red heart he added: »I love you.«
Michael Schumacher has withdrawn from the public eye since the end of 2013.
The Formula 1 record world champion suffered a skiing accident above Méribel in France on December 29 and sustained a severe traumatic brain injury.
Details of his current condition are not known, he is being shielded from the public.
While daughter Gina is pursuing a sports career in reining – a discipline of Western riding – son Mick made it into Formula 1. After two years as a regular driver for the American Haas racing team, he will only be a substitute this year – after all, with the former industry leader Mercedes.
Michael Schumacher made a comeback in Formula 1 for the Silver Arrows for three years from 2010 up to and including 2012.
“I think dad and I would understand each other in a different way now – simply because we speak a similar language, this motorsport language.
And that we would have a lot more to talk about," Mick Schumacher said in the documentary "Schumacher," which has been running on the Netflix streaming service since 2021.