Schumacher: The right time to stop

Schumacher: The right time to stop

Schumacher's announcement that he is quitting Formula 1 at the end of 2012 comes at the right time, says Edd Straw. But that doesn't mean his comeback with Mercedes was a failure - far from it.

On the day that Michael Schumacher's Formula 1 comeback with Mercedes was announced – 23 December 2009 – he spoke of his desire to fight for the world championship.

"I have won the title seven times and the team won both titles last year, so what do you expect," said Schumacher of his aspirations to fight for the title with, don't forget, what was then the world champion team.

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