After one of the most anticipated build-ups in recent F1 history and after 3 years after his retirement from F1 racing, seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher has confirmed he will be making a sensational comeback next year with Mercedes Grand Prix.
To say the rumour mill was working overtime was an understatement – yet in spite of all of this, the German remained silent as gossip mounted about his possible comeback.
Now, just days before Christmas and with the German set to be 41 years’ old by the time the new season kicks off, the team has finally confirmed the deal in a press conference at its Stuttgart HQ.
Having retired from F1 at the end of the 2006 season – where he narrowly missed out on an eighth title to Fernando Alonso – Schumacher’s legacy was an incredible array of statistics, including 91 race wins, 68 pole positions and 76 fastest laps, on top of his seven world championships. Since his debut at the 1991 Belgian GP for Jordan, he has achieved more podium finishes than any driver in the history of F1.
The return of F1’s most successful driver sees Schumi reunited with Mercedes Team Principal Ross Brawn, with whom he has worked for each of his championship-winning years at Benetton and Ferrari.
This is sensational news!!!