Return of The Schumi


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It has happened with Michael Jordan, it has happened with Brett Favre, and it has happened even with Jay-Z. So perhaps it is no surprise that another superstar icon has announced he is coming out of retirement. Michael Schumacher is coming back to F1, but not to Ferrari. The new Mercedes-Brawn F1 team made the official announcement December 23, 2009 that the Seven Time World Champion will be driving for them in 2010 along with Nico Rosberg.

Schumacher started his F1 career in 1991 with Jordan, but as a contracted Mercedes driver. He went on to win his 7 titles all under director Ross Brawn (2 with Benetton, 5 with Ferrari.) Now he returns under Ross Brawn once again. When the 2010 season kicks off in Australia on March 26th, Schumi will be 41 years old.

Can a 41 year old compete with 25 year old athletes in their prime. I have to say, very unlikely. Schumacher is obviously supremely competitive, and he is returning clearly with one goal in mind – Another Title.

But Alonso is also intensely competitive, and he’s going to be in a Ferrari. Somehow I find it difficult to see how Schumacher has a chance, when Alonso beat him pretty nicely during Schumacher’s last two seasons (2005 and 2006.) And that was with Alonso in a Renault and Schumacher in a Ferrari under Ross Brawn.

I think Schumacher is going to have a difficult fight against Alonso in a Ferrari, but it is sure going to be fun to watch the two compete. It’s also going to be interesting to see Lewis Hamilton race against Schumacher, as Hamilton started F1 just after Schumacher left.

2010 is going to be a very interesting season, with 4 world champions gunning for the title. Stay Tuned…

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One Response to “Return of The Schumi”

  1. Blitzen said on January 5th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Thanks for the heads up… Wow Schumi is going to Mercedes… Cant wait for the 2010 F1 season to begin!!!