Michael Schumacher is in year two of his three-year plan with Mercedes
Michael Schumacher 2011 Season StatsLast updated: Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:31 UK
BBC COMMENTATOR MARTIN BRUNDLE'S VIEW
"Michael Schumacher still says that he is back only to win the championship again, but Mercedes continue to struggle to match Red Bull, McLaren, and Ferrari.
"This has been a better season where he has remained closer to his team-mate Nico Rosberg, even though he blows a little hot and cold from race to race.
"The 'old Michael' is still there, though, as we saw very clearly with a great drive to fourth place in challenging conditions in Canada.
"He races again in 2012, and maybe even beyond."
SCHUMACHER TAKES OUR DRIVERS' TEST
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?
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.
SCHUMACHER STATS & FACTS
Previous teams: Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari
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?
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...