Schumacher rules out F1 return

Thu, 23 November 2006, 04:55

Seven time world champion Michael Schumacher said this week that he is unlikely to ever race again in formula one.

After fifteen full seasons at or near the very top of the sport, the 37-year-old announced in September that he would not appear on the 2007 grid.

But with speculation insisting that Schumacher might resume adding to his career tally of 250 grands prix in the future, he told a German publication: “Formula one is constantly changing.

“The technology, the engines, the rules, the circuits … once you’re out of it, you’re out,” a magazine supplement for the newspaper ‘Suddeutsche Zeitung’ quoted him as saying.

In his official German-language biography, however – to be released on Friday – Schumacher described last month’s Brazilian grand prix as ‘probably the last proper race that I will drive in my life’.

“Only now in the future I will find out that speed is not everything,” he explained in the red-covered book simply entitled ‘Schumacher’.

Schumacher added: “I was never of the opinion that I was unbeatable or the best, nor am I afraid of being retired. I do not know how it is going to effect me, but there are so many things that I can do.”


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