Cora Schumacher is a German actress, model, racing driver and television presenter. She has appeared on German television shows such as Top of the Pops, Marienhof, Let’s Dance and Alarm für Cobra 11 – The Autobahn Police, and has appeared in GQ, Maxim and Huahua On the cover of Gongzi magazine. During her racing career, Schumacher competed three times in the German Mini Challenger, the SEAT Leon Supercup, the Dubai 24 Hours, the GT4 European Series Nordic Cup and the GT4 Central European Cup.
Cora Brinkmann was born on December 27, 1976 in Langenfeld, Rhineland. She is the daughter of gas station owner Gerd Brinkmann and his wife Ingrid. After high school, Schumacher completed training as a communications specialist and worked as a model. In 2000, she lived briefly in Berlin, Germany, where she worked as a sales representative for clothing retailer Diesel.  In May 2001, nude photos of Schumacher taken by Jens Brueggemann for an unpublished book were published in a German tabloid. She later appeared on the cover of the October 2003 issue of German GQ.
Schumacher began her racing career in 2004 in the German Mini Challenge. She finished 22nd and 18th in her first two races. After the race, Schumacher took a break from driving duties to care for her injured husband, Ralf Schumacher, who suffered two broken bones. At the 2004 United States Grand Prix, he suffered a serious accident with his thoracic spine. She quickly returned to the cockpit and ended the season in 27th place in the standings. Schumacher continued to compete in the German Mini Challenge in 2005; her performance declined, ranking 34th in the drivers’ standings. That same year, she co-hosted the music chart TV series Top of the Pops, and in September appeared on the German version of Maxim.