Michael Schumacher joined Lotus boss Tony Fernandes as being another F1 figure to receive France’s top award it can bestow on a non-citizen, the Legion d’Honneur.
Schumacher was presented the gong at Paris’ Hotel Matignon, in front of a host of guests who included the German’s former Ferrari boss – now the FIA President – Jean Todt, as well as as former F1 driver, Jean Alesi.
"To find a relevant comparison [to Schumacher], one must go back to the origins of Formula 1 and the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio, your only rival," France’s Prime Minister, Francois Fillon, is quoted by French media as having said to Schumacher.
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