Michael Schumacher Confirms Retirement

Michael Schumacher has confirmed that he will retire from Formula One at the end of the season.

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The Mercedes driver, who has seven world championships to his name, will draw the curtain on his comeback, following his return to racing in 2010 after a three year break.

His time with Mercedes has been consistent, albeit unspectacular, failing to win a race, and only finishing on the podium once.

After Mercedes confirmed last Thursday that Lewis Hamilton will be joining Nico Rosberg at the team for 2013, it left Schumacher without a seat for 2013. There were rumours that he may join Sauber, or even have one final season with Ferrari. However, he has taken the decision to retire for a second time.

Speaking to Sky Sports F1′s David Croft, Schumacher said “When I retired in 2006, my batteries were empty. Now they’re in the red zone again. This time it’s for good.”

Regardless of his critics, this will bring to a close on of the greatest careers in Formula One history, and one can hope that he finishes with a flourish in 2012.

Source: RichlandF1.com

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