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Schumi: 'No regrets in F1'

2013-06-12 10:21

Michael Schumacher insists he has not regretted his final retirement from Formula 1 "for a single moment".

At the end of a three-season comeback period that did not add to his record tally of 91 wins and seven titles, the 44-year-old returned to retirement at the end of 2012 as Mercedes replaced him with Lewis Hamilton.

He told Bild newspaper, that he made the right call.

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Schumacher said: "If there had been at least the prospect of fighting for the World championship in 2012, then it might have been a different decision.

"But I'm very happy," he insisted, laughing that he is now a "private television commentator" on his couch during grands prix for his wife Corinna.

After more than two decades in F1, Schumacher also revealed that "a few people from Mercedes and Ferrari keep me in the loop" with F1's behind-the-scenes goings-on.

"But it's not as though I'm interested in everything," he added, revealing that he has put on a couple of kilograms since stepping out of the cockpit.

He did return for a F1 demonstration and drove his 2011 Mercedes F1 car at the fabled Nordschleife.

Schumacher, now a Mercedes ambassador, revealed: "I do not think that was the last time I will sit in a Silver Arrows."

Wheels24 reported earlier in 2013 that Schumi is enjoying the stable life, helping his wife breed horses.

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Comments
  • Michael D Byrom - 2013-06-12 12:22

    now with less horsepower

      Fredster69 - 2013-06-12 15:51

      This type of breeding just breeds...horsepower

  • Maartins Siphiso - 2013-06-13 11:19

    I would guess not - He was making an idiot of himself - Good riddance to the biggest cheat in F1 - Although I loved to see his @sr& being kicked & making a fool of himself, I'm going to miss that. Shumi is king - KING OF THE BACKMARKERS

      Cobus Fenwick - 2013-06-13 11:46

      I think you are the biggest idiot on this site, to comment on a 7 x WC. Sorry, I suppose you achievements must be more superior to Michael's. Obviously you have no idea what is happening in F1, but it is easy to critisize somebody that achieved more in one week what you would ever achieve in your life. Are you also using your bosses time at work to use/missuse the internet, according to your time of posting? I wish I had enough time to explain to you how it works, but I don't think I'll still live for another 50years. I suppose everybody has an oppinion, but critisizing goes with inferiority, just a tip, use it or not.

      Maartins Siphiso - 2013-06-19 07:25

      Shumager was also the only F1 driver to be STRIPPED of his points by the FIA because of cheating. Confirming that he was the most dishonest racer in the history of the sport, 7 titles and all. Shameful!!! I rest my case. BTW, cobus vanwyk, you have an inferiority complex, look in the mirror, you'll see an idiot between your ears.

  • Cobus Fenwick - 2013-06-13 11:53

    "You have to say what the people want to hear." MS could still kick any driver's @ss, having a competitive car. I would love to see Vettel if he did drive for Mercedez or even McLaren this year, that is why he is still with Red Bull. Look at Perez?

      Maartins Siphiso - 2013-06-19 07:26

      @Cobus Fenwick - Shumagers' ass got kicked in a competitive car, Rossberg ran rings around him, in the same car. And not only Rossberg, all the other rookies as well. He was always bottom of the board, he went backwards in every race. The reason why he was not competitive is the car did not have any electronic drivers aids, like launch control, traction control etc. Shumager proved that he cannot competitive without these drivers aids. Bye bye useless.

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