On 3 January 1969, a boy named Michael Schumacher was born in the small town of Hürth, Germany - a boy, who would go on to become the most successful Formula One driver of all times.
For his 50th birthday, the entire Mercedes F1 team tips their hat to Michael Schumacher and wishes him all the very best!
Very few names are so synonymous with Formula One as that of Michael Schumacher. With 91 race wins and seven FIA Formula One Drivers' World Championships, he is an absolute icon of the sport who has dominated the series like no one else.
"Michael has had a tremendous impact on Formula One," said Toto Wolff. "Not only did he set an incredible record - a record that is yet to be beaten - but he also shaped and changed the sport forever.
"As a driver, Michael took Formula One to a whole new level with his attention to detail and his technical knowledge.
"He did everything with great determination, from his engineering debriefs to his physical training, and was always searching for new ways to improve his on-track performance."