It was six years ago that Michael Schumacher had announced his retirement from Formula One only to come back again. Now, the 43 year old German has once again announced that he will be bowing out from the sport and Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix will be his last race. The second coming did not prove to be fruitful for the racer who has seven world titles, 91 race wins and 68 pole positions to his name.
His formal announcement to retire was clarified by Mercedes Team boss Ross Brawn who feels that an emotional weekend at Sao Paulo is on the cards as the world of racing bids goodbye to Michael Schumacher as he retires from the circuit after a disappointing season.
Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso will be taking the drivers’ championship trophies at end of season racing but Michael Schumacher will be in the limelight. 2008 Champion Lewis Hamilton will be racing for the last time for McLaren team before taking his place in the Mercedes team in 2013 when he steps in to fill in Schumacher’s shoes.