Schu enjoying F1 retirement

Wed, 6 December 2006, 08:45

Six weeks after racing in formula one for the last time, Germany’s Michael Schumacher has expressed no regret at retiring as a seven time drivers’ world champion.

After seeing his former colleagues, including younger brother Ralf, return to the test circuit last week, 37-year-old Schumacher said he is currently enjoying his life away from the grand prix grind.

“I am already feeling more relaxed, because obviously with a sport like that there are a very many obligations and requirements that I have always fulfilled,” he told the magazine show ‘Stern TV’ on Germany’s RTL channel.

Schumacher added that he has cleared his diary so that he can think about the specifics of his new role as part time ‘assistant’ to team boss Jean Todt next year.

On Tuesday, he travelled to Maranello to receive his honorary citizenship of Ferrari’s home town in Italy.

At the Enzo Ferrari Auditorium and in the company of Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, Schumacher received the keys to the city from Maranello mayor Lucia Bursi and gave an acceptance speech in the Italian tongue.


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