Today 9 Years Ago Interview: Michael Schumacher Announces Retirement

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.

Day after the race at Spa-Francorchamps, Benetton boss – Flavio Briatore knocked the door to sign the young German.

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.

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.