Michael Schumacher is returning to F1 racing. I remember when he decided to retire… I know that he’s pulling a Farve, but I sure am happy to see him come back to my favorite sport. He’s returning to the sport with Mercedes – not Ferrari. This, truthfully, is terrible. Not because I don’t like Mercedes – I love Mercedes. It’s because I can’t disassociate the two, Ferrari and Schumi. Regardless, I’m effin happy this guy is coming back.
Jalopnik, one of my fav. blogs, wrote up a post asking the question, “Does Schumacker Still have the right stuff?”
Michael Schumacher drove his 249th and last Formula One race on October 22, 2006 at Interlagos and he was driving for an eighth world championship slipping lap by lap from his grip. Looking at his furious, otherworldly drive, you would have figured him a scrappy blitz-fast kid out to prove himself in the Brazilian heat. Not so: freefalling into the braking zones was perhaps the most accomplished single-seater driver who has ever lived, a 37-year-old champion of seven times, a man who won 37% of Formula One races held between 1991 and 2006.