September 10, 2006
Michael Schumacher announces his retirement
Thank you Michael for being the best and thank you for rescuing Ferrari from itself. Schumi was the perfect driver in the the perfect team at the perfect time in F1 history.
just to put his achievements in prospective here is his F1 record, unlikely to be ever broken as a whole:
247 starts with three races to go to season's end.
90 wins (71 with Ferrari).
68 Pole positions (58).
75 fast laps of the race (52).
1354 championship points (1051).
Kudos to Riccardo Patrese who will be one of the very few to have beaten MS in something: he had a career 256 F1 starts. Vai Riccardo!