Michael Schumacher, the icon of this sport, the most successful and one of the best drivers in history of F1, today 9 years ago he announced retirement from F1.
Schumacher joined F1 back in 1991, driving for the Jordan team back then, his debut wasn’t as he expected but during qualifying he showed his class.
— Retro Racing Company (@RetroRacingCo) July 25, 2018
Day after the race at Spa-Francorchamps, Benetton boss – Flavio Briatore knocked the door to sign the young German.
Mild Seven Benetton-Renault Launch, 1995. 🇬🇧 🇮🇹 #F1
Engine: Renault RS7, 3.0L V10
Tyres: Goodyear Eagle F1
1. Michael Schumacher 🇩🇪
2. Johnny Herbert 🇬🇧
Test Driver: Jos Verstappen 🇳🇱 pic.twitter.com/TDLFOAlXfG
— F1 in the 1990s 🚦🏎🏁🏆🍾 (@1990sF1) February 21, 2022
Schumacher joined the Benetton team, where he won two championships in a row in 1994 and 1995 before joining Ferrari in 1996.
McLaren team offered him more money than the Scuderia Ferrari in 1996, but he chosed the Italian manufacturer duo to their history in F1.
Imola, 1996. The F1 testing was suspended by the rain and Michael Schumacher decided to pass the time by playing football with his crew. Mattia Binotto, who recently joined Ferrari, played on his side against the Ferrari mechanics and Marelli guys.
📷Filippo di Mario/RmcMotori pic.twitter.com/3HayydiPiL
— Out of Context Mattia Binotto (@OfMattia) February 20, 2022
Schumacher suffered in his first years with the team, but in 2000, he got what he wanted. Schumacher dominated the sport for 5 years in a row.
Schumacher dominance in the sport, won the heart of a lot of fans around the world and this man is still the most loved one by F1 fans, especially from the tifosi of Ferrari.
Schumacher retired from F1 in 2006 after being with Scuderia Ferrari for 11 years.
In 2010, Michael Schumacher comeback was an amazing moment for all of us, he was with Mercedes team for three years, in 2012 Schumacher retired from F1 forever.