Schumi to retire again

Updated: October 4, 2012

The most successful Formula 1 driver of all time, 7 times World Champion, Michael Schumacher announced to the worlds media today at Suzuka, one of his favourite circuits, that he is to retire at the end of the season.

With the announcement that he will be replaced by Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes GP last week, Schumi has decided to finally bring the curtain down on his career that began in 1991 and resulted in 91 race wins. All those race wins came until 2006 when he first retired from the sport. He was lured back by Ross Brawn on a 3 year deal with Mercedes that has stuttered and only seen him finish on the podium on one occasion.

This season has been somewhat of a disaster for the German as he has had to retire in more than half of the races so far. Despite the last 3 years, his achievements in the sport will never be forgotten, however at 43 time has gone by and to call it a day is without doubt the correct decision.

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