by: Steven Schlosser
Michael Schumacher, one of the best Formula 1 racers in history, is returning to F1 to drive for Mercedes in 2010. Between 1991 and 2006, Michael Schumacher competed in 249 F1 races with Jordan, Benetton and Ferrari. In 1994 and 1995, he won the F1 driver’s championship, and again for five straight years 2000-2004.
This is something nobody could have foreseen, and proves to be very exciting. According to Shumacher, he took the offer to have a chance to pay back Mercedes whom steered his pre-F1 career. “The one reason I seriously thought about my return is it’s because an old friend asked me,” Schumacher said. Schumacher turns 41 on January 3rd, and announced his comeback after three years of retirement from the sport he controlled for the first half of the decade. “Three years of absence gave back all the energy that I’m feeling right now,” Michael Schumacher said in a telephone conference. “I feel ready for some serious stuff.” Nico Rosberg, an all-German team in the 2010 season will include Schumacher and has reported they are trying to work a deal throughout the 2012 season. “We are talking about a three-year deal.
It’s not a one-off thing,” Michael Schumacher said. “We are looking for some continuation.” I hope that this will not be just a onetime return for the all-star racer. Since his retirement, Michael Schumacher has been working as a consultant with ferrari, and has spectated a few F1 races. He said a permanent comeback had not crossed his mind until approached by Mercedes team Principal Ross Brawn. “I was not thinking I would have an offer,” Michael Schumacher said. “I could not have imagined I would have returned. Due to this special combination, that no one could have planned in advance, I just thought, “why not?”" With Michael Schumacher returning to F1 this upcoming season, it will definitely be one of the hottest events to add into the Formula 1 history.