A 21-picture salute to Michael Schumacher

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Michael Schumacher reaches the half-century mark on this day and the tributes will be pouring in, starting with the opening of a special exhibit at the Ferrari Museum dedicated to the F1 legend.

Schumacher's outstanding career holds no secrets for die-hard F1 fans, but as a tribute to his achievements and to his memory, we offer 21 pictures - well, 22 actually, but who's counting? - that revisit his life in Grand Prix racing's fast lane.