The Observer

The Observer

Damien Smith is concerned that Michael Schumacher is getting bored, and wonders if the most successful driver in F1 history shouldn't just give in to his natural urges - and get back behind the wheel...

Just what is Michael Schumacher up to? He can't leave it alone, can he? Formula One has been his life, his obsession, his raison d'etre since 1991 - and retiring from the cockpit clearly hasn't changed that for him.

Just over one year ago at the Nurburgring, when the European Grand Prix ran in its traditional April slot, Schuey was on top of his game. He beat arch-rival Fernando Alonso in a classic strategy battle, aided by a 'perfect' compound of Bridgestone tyre and Renault's choice of a too-hard Michelin option.

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