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Is Michael Schumacher’s return a good thing or a bad thing?

Former 7 times Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher decided to come back to racing this year. Many raised an eyebrows on this decision of his and many were excited to see him race again after retiring in 2006.

Michael Schumacher
Photo credit – http://www.flickr.com/photos/12709551@N07/4268458949/ – Axis of Oversteer

Michael started driving from the age of 12. He won his first racing championship in 1982, which was the German Junior Kart Championship. After winning various German and European Kart championships, he joined Adolf Neubert in 1985. His first step to single seat racing was in 1988 participating in the German Formula Ford. In 1989 he joined a Formula 3 team and from there onwards he set his sights on driving a Formula 1 car. It was surely a massive climb for the talented driver as in 1991 he made his debut in Formula 1. He joined Jordan Ford driving the Jordan 191 but only as a replacement to Bertrand Gachot. He started the season with Jordan but finished it with Benetton with four points.
Schumacher had to be patient to achieve the goal every racing driver’s wishes to achieve, which was to become World Champion. He achieved this in 1994 with Benetton. He also defended his title in 1995 with Benetton but then he joined Ferrari in 1996. This was probably his one of the biggest career move. Unfortunately this move didn’t bring his instant success of winning the championship after fantastic 94 and 95 seasons. He had to wait till 2000 to win his first Grand Prix in Ferrari and then he continued to win till 2004. In 2006 he retired from the sports and said goodbye to Formula 1.

Michael Schumacher
Photo credit – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattmackenzie/33613924/ – M. MacKenzie

Here enters the Formula season of 2010 and guess whose back? No it’s not slim shady. Legend is back to win more titles or will he now? Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso are eyeing up this year’s Championship while Jenson Button 2009 World Champion might have a word or two to say on this.
This year is definitely going to be one of the most exciting Formula 1 season ever, as there are 5 people competing for the Championship. Who will win? My bet is definitely for Sebastian Vettel but poor guy just can’t finish the race in top three even though he has been starting in poll position. Michael has had an ok start too to be honest. 10 points after 4 races is not bad for an old man but the critics are already asking questions.
Should Michael have come back to racing? What must be Michael thinking?

Michael Schumacher
Photo credit – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_quan_nguyen/125299284/ – Quan Nguyen

Saurav is an Internet Marketer working for a used cars company in the UK. Since he was a kid he has had a passion for racing whether it is to do with cars or motorbikes.

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Comments

  1. I don’t think he has a chance. The same happened with Michael Jordan, Diego Maradona, Romario, Paul Gascoigne and so many others. Once you retire it’s all gone. It’s important to know when is the best time to step out so people will remember you as the best one. Zinedine Zidane was quite smart to do that.

  2. It is good to see Michael.But does it means that there are no super star racer these years?Although I like him I want to see a new super racer.

  3. It is obvious now that he is just embarrasing himself. I like him, but the fact he is back is good for him if he wants to keep racing for the heck of it. Thank you for your blog. Keep up the good work. I bookmarked it and I will come back in the future.

  4. I think it is a good thing. It is always good to have one of the most recognizable names in your sport still racing. I just hope that he can remain competitive.