El 1 of February 2010 the German Michael Schumacher, in the circuit of Valencia (Spain), ended his retirement from the F1 to put the diver and helmet back on and start a new stage in the category as a team rider Mercedes.
Despite retiring in 2006, the seven-time world champion had done some training or other, but always at the wheel of a Ferrari. The last time had been in mid-2009, in Mugello, when he was about to replace the Brazilian Felipe Massa after the accident he had suffered in the Hungarian GP.
At that time, his return was cut short due to pain in his neck from a fall on motorcycles at the beginning of that year. After the injury, the 41-year-old was ready to face the last chapter of his sporting life at the Máxima with the brand that supported him in his early days.
"I have felt like in 1991, when I debuted"Schumacher explained after completing the first rehearsal session with the MGP W01 from Mercedes. “At that time, the first lap I did impressed me a lot and the following ones gave me enormous emotion. Exactly the same thing happened to me now "added the Kaiser, who made a total of 40 laps and achieved the third fastest time, half a second behind Massa, precisely the fastest.
That stage that Schumi began with those rehearsals in Cheste was far from that brilliant one with the Scuderia, with which he achieved five of his seven crowns (the other two were with Benetton).
Although the Mercedes team had been formed from the successful BrawnGP, who had mastered in 2009 with English Jenson Button, in that 2010 he was far from repeating the leading role. Schumacher finished ninth in the tournament; while his partner and compatriot Nico Rosberg, seventh.
However, Schumi's experience was invaluable in creating the successful team that it is today, although he never had the pleasure of winning a Grand Prix on a Silver Arrow and only had a third place as the best result in the 2012 European GP.
SCHUMI'S DOCUMENTARY IS COMING
During this 2021 a documentary about the life of the former pilot will be released, simply titled “Schumacher ”. Directed by Michael Wech, Hanns-Bruno Kammertonsy Vanessa Nöcker will deal with the life of the runner with recordings "Private and family approved."
In fact, Corinna Schumacher, his wife, participates actively through various interviews to discuss how her husband is. They also intervene Rolf Schumacher, his father; and his sons, Gina-Maria y Mick Schumacher, which will debut this year in F.1 with Haas.
Production began at the end of 2018 and was recorded throughout 2019. It was scheduled to be released in 2020, but the pandemic prevented it.“The film portrays Michael's career, but it also shows the faces of a complex man: the brave and daring Formula 1 driver, the ambitious sportsman, the mechanic with unique technical talent, the team man to trust and the man loving family ”, summarized Sabine kehm, representative of Michael and now also of Mick.