After a three year absence, Michael Schumacher, the most successful formula one driver in the world, celebrates his comeback in the 2010 formula one season .
To learn more about the extraordinary driver Michael Schumacher, read the text below.
Michael Schumacher, born 3 January 1969, is a German seven-time Formula One World Drivers' Champion, currently driving for Mercedes GP. According to the official Formula One website he is "statistically the greatest driver the sport has ever seen"; he holds many of the formula's driver records, including most championships, race victories, fastest laps, pole positions, points scored and most races won in a single season – 2004. In 2002 he became the only driver in the sport to complete an entire season finishing 1st, 2nd or 3rd in all races.
After beginning with go-karts, Schumacher won German drivers championships in Formula König and Formula Three, before joining Mercedes in the World Sportscar Championship. After one Mercedes funded race for Jordan Formula One team, Schumacher signed as a driver for the Benetton Formula One team in 1991. After winning consecutive championships with Benetton in 1994/5, Schumacher moved to Ferrari in 1996 and won another five consecutive drivers' titles with them from 20002004. Schumacher retired from Formula One driving in 2006, staying with Ferrari as an advisor. After an aborted attempted comeback for Ferrari as cover for the injured Felipe Massa, Schumacher signed a 3 year contract to drive for the new Mercedes GP team in 2009.
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Watch the video below to find out why Schumacher had to cancel his first comeback in 2009.
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