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A profile of Mercedes F1 driver Michael Schumacher

Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher
Will Schumacher come back stronger for the 2011 season?

Michael Schumacher 2010 Season Stats

Last updated: Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:32 UK
Race Date Start Finish Race Pts Total Pts
Bahrain GP 14 Mar 2010 7 6 8 8
Australian GP 28 Mar 2010 7 10 1 9
Malaysian GP 4 Apr 2010 8 21 0 9
Chinese GP 18 Apr 2010 9 10 1 10
Spanish GP 9 May 2010 6 4 12 22
Monaco GP 16 May 2010 7 12 0 22
Turkish GP 30 May 2010 5 4 12 34
Canadian Grand Prix 13 Jun 2010 13 11 0 34
European GP 27 Jun 2010 15 15 0 34
British GP 11 Jul 2010 10 9 2 36
German GP 25 Jul 2010 11 9 2 38
Hungarian GP 1 Aug 2010 14 11 0 38
Belgian GP 29 Aug 2010 21 7 6 44
Italian GP 12 Sep 2010 12 9 2 46
Singapore GP 26 Sep 2010 9 13 0 46
Japanese GP 10 Oct 2010 10 6 8 54
Korean Grand Prix 24 Oct 2010 9 4 12 66
Brazilian GP 7 Nov 2010 8 7 6 72
Abu Dhabi GP 14 Nov 2010 8 23 0 72

"It is has generally been a tough season for Michael Schumacher, but I don't subscribe to the view that he should not have come back to Formula 1. I admired his determination and bravery in that decision at the time - and still do.

"The seven-time world champion looked out of his depth in Canada and I have never seen him make so many mistakes as he did in Singapore - but you are only as good as your last race in this game and luckily that cuts both ways.

"In the final phase of the season, Abu Dhabi first-lap crash aside, Schumacher has driven well and was virtually the match of his younger team-mate Nico Rosberg. But the cold hard facts are that he scored only half the points of Rosberg.

"Schumacher is still rusty on his race craft and understanding the car, but he is strong enough and fit enough.

"A new Mercedes car and adapting to Pirelli tyres should give him the reset he needs for 2011. If not, he'll surely be gone."


Name three attributes a Formula 1 driver must have

Talent, passion and team spirit.

What is the hardest thing about being a Formula 1 driver?

The attention.

Formula 1 is not just about the car because…

... in order to get it right, you have to master the complexity of this sport.

If I was in charge of Formula 1 I would…

... it's a good job that I am not!

If I could drive in any era of Formula 1 it would be…

... the exact era I drive in.

How would you like to be remembered as an F1 driver?

As a racer.

Previous teams: Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari
Nationality: German
Born: 03/01/1969, Hürth-Hermülheim
Grand Prix debut: Belgium, 1991
World championships: 7 (1994, '95, 2000, '01, '02, '03, '04)

Ayrton Senna or Alain Prost?


Spa or Monaco?


If you weren't an F1 driver what would you be?

I have been around too long to even think about it.

Who is your best friend among the drivers?

Felipe Massa.

Do you excel at any other sports?

Not really. I would describe it differently.

What car(s) other than an F1 car do you drive?

Every car I can get my hands on.

Where is your favourite place to go on holiday?

Where my family is.

What would be your perfect day off?

Spending it with my family.

Tell us something about yourself that most F1 fans might not know?

If they don't know, there is a good reason why...

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