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2016-05-25 09:45

F1 VETERAN AWARDED: Michael Schumacher will receive the inaugural 'Nurburgring Award' for his success at the German racetrack. Image: AP

Germany - Michael Schumacher will be honoured at an award ceremony later in May. 

The inaugural 'Nurburgring Award' trophy will go to Schumacher after he won at the fabled circuit a record five times.

As he is still recovering from his 2013 skiing fall, the award will be collected by the 48-year-old former Ferrari and Mercedes driver's manager, Sabine Kehm.

READ: Schumacher needs 'a miracle to stay alive'

Former Mercedes motor sport director Norbert Haug said: "Nobody deserves this award more than Michael. This award for his life's work will give him a lot of strength on his road to recovery."

Soccer for Schumi

Not only that, Sebastian Vettel will star in a celebrity football game in Schumacher's honour in the days before the German grand prix in Hockenheim in July.

Kehm said: "For many years, Michael was the initiator and unifying figure in such benefit football games. We are happy that together with (German basketball player) Dirk (Nowitzki), we can offer a real highlight for the fans, because we want to thank them for their support."

Schumacher is reacting

Finally, former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo sounds hopeful about Schumacher's recovery, with the British newspaper Daily Express saying the record winner of 91 grands prix is "reacting".

"I'm very pleased to know that he is reacting," said the Italian, without elaborating.

"I'm sure that thanks to his determination, which will be crucial, he will come out from this very, very difficult situation."

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