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Schumacher F1 return confirmed

(CNN) — Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher is to return to Formula One next season to drive for Mercedes, the German carmaker announced on Wednesday.

The 40-year-old German, who retired in 2006, has agreed a three-year contract with the possibility for a further extension according to his agent Sabine Kehm and will be on the grid for the curtain-opening Bahrain Grand Prix on March 14.

Schumacher, who was unveiled at the team’s factory in Brackley, will join compatriot Nico Rosberg at the former Brawn GP team, who were taken over by Mercedes at the end of last season having won the constructors’ and drivers world championships.

“After a three-year break, I have all the energy again that I was lacking,” Schumacher told reporters via a teleconference call.

Schumacher title talk is festive fantasy

Schumacher, who won five of his world titles with Ferrari, attempted to make a comeback for the Italian team last year in place of the injured Felipe Massa, but a neck injury sustained in a motorcycle race thwarted his return.

However, Schumacher moved to quell doubts over his current ability to race: “My neck is no longer a problem,” he said.

“Over the summer it was too soon after the accident. Now everything has healed,” said Schumacher, who will have his first practice session with his new team on February 1.

“I have decided to return to Formula One. Mercedes GP and I agreed on teaming up for the coming seasons. And to be honest, I’m already super excited by the prospect to be back in a F1 cockpit,” he added on his official Web site.

“I don’t want to deny at all that the idea of a German F1 team extremely tempts me. I guess every German driver would feel this way. And of course it plays a major role that I again can work together with Ross at Mercedes GP. Above all, however, my old hunger for racing is back — I realized that my old passion was returning. Suddenly I was on fire again,” he added.

The comeback is just the latest chapter in a remarkable career for the driver who currently holds the record for grand prix wins (91) and most world titles.

His return, just 11 days short of his 41st birthday, will easily make him the oldest driver on the grid and will leave Schumacher aiming to match the feats of former great Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina, who was a world champion at the age of 46 in 1957.

Rumors have been circulating for several weeks that he would return instead with Mercedes, where he will be reunited with team chief Ross Brawn, who helped to him to his string of five titles at Ferrari.

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo told reporters at their Christmas lunch last week that Schumacher had revealed to him he was close to a return with Mercedes.

“I hadn’t spoken to him since Abu Dhabi but I spoke to him on Wednesday,” Di Montezemolo said. “He phoned me and he told me that there is a very, very, very strong possibility [of joining Mercedes] ”

Schumacher, who has acted as a consultant with Ferrari since he retired, will be ending a 13-year association with the famous marquee, but with the returning Massa and new-signing Fernando Alonso in their line-up for 2009 that route to return was blocked.

His aborted 2009 comeback created worldwide interest and he said then that abandoning his plans was one of the most disappointing moments of his life.

But Schumacher has worked his way back to fitness and put on an impressive display in the Race of Champions exhibition in China in November to underline his readiness for a new comeback.

The confirmation of the world champion’s return caps a good week for the fledgling Mercedes team, who announced a long-term sponsorship agreement with Malaysian national oil and gas company Petronas.

From 2010, the new “Silver Arrows” team will compete in the World Championship as the Mercedes Petronas Formula One Team according to statement on their official Web site.

Schumi, Happy Birthday

Schumi in China

今天是Schumi的40岁生日,他也到了不惑的年纪。第一次在电视上看到他,还是1996年,他只是20多岁的小伙子,年轻冲动,才华横溢…

转眼间,12年就过去了,他已不再是有着羞涩笑容的青涩男生,而为人夫,为人父;也是创造了无数F1记录的七届世界冠军…

衷心祝福,生日快乐,每天都开心。

Schumi 1992

超速的舒马赫

很偶然,看到两条舒马赫的超速故事。

1 是去年,出租车司机开的太慢,舒米忍不住自己开了,期间超速未被抓。

Formula One’s Michael Schumacher takes wheel of slow cab to airport
Yahoo Sports/AP ^ | 12/12/2007 | Associated Press
Posted on 2007年12月14日 17:19:24 by Drago

BERLIN (AP) — Cab drivers are best known for giving hair-raising rides, not being taken on them.

But when one cabbie in southern Germany apparently wasn’t driving fast enough, his customer, former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher, took the wheel himself.

“It was sheer lunacy,” cabbie Tuncer Yilmaz told the Muenchener Abendzeitung newspaper. “He took the curves with full speed, but you couldn’t even notice it. He just knows how to do it.”

Schumacher’s spokeswoman, Sabine Kehm, confirmed the story Wednesday. She said Schumacher had flown in from Switzerland on Saturday on his private jet to buy a puppy from a breeder in the town of Gesuelz.

When Yilmaz picked up the seven-time Formula One champion and his family at the Coburg airport, he was star-struck.

“I was so nervous,” Yilmaz said. “I was so confused that I almost forgot all traffic rules.”

So on the way back to the airport Schumacher, the most successful driver in Formula One history, asked Yilmaz to slide over so he could drive.

Yilmaz said he would never forget the ride.

Nor the tip. On top of the $88.03 fare, Schumacher gave him $146.72.

Yilmaz’ only regret is that German photo radar didn’t catch Schumacher speeding, which would have produced a ticket with a photo that would have been sent to Yilmaz, as the car’s owner.

“I so much would have loved to get a speeding photo of this ride,” Yilmaz told the Abendzeitung. “I would have gladly paid a ticket for that.”

2 是昨天,他在自己家附近驾驶一辆奥迪车,超速被抓,还交了75欧元的罚款。他感到抱歉,并说这是其本性使然。对此,我表示深刻理解,对于速度,我也有相当的偏好。骑自行车就喜欢飞快,学车的第一堂课,就跑到了60KM以上,教练吓得不行。但真的,我只是不由自主。

Michael Schumacher done for speeding in Audi Cabriolet

“Who do you think you are sir, Nigel Mansell?”

“Nein, Ich bin Michael Schumacher…”

Yes, Schumi has been caught speeding, on an autobahn near his German hometown of Kerpen. The multiple F1 world champ was fined €75 and docked three points on his driving licence, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Schumacher was at the wheel of an Audi Cabriolet, but we don’t yet know what speed he was going – although German police have confirmed that he was stopped for speeding in a 100kph zone. German media reports suggest he was clocked at 140kph (around 75mph).

La Gazzetta claims that Schumacher would automatically have lost his license if his offence was in excess of 146kph.

“I’m really sorry, it is out of character for me. Speeding is for the racetracks only,” Schumi is quoted as saying by German newspaper Bild.

This news leaves us with one question: why drive an Audi when you can drive a Ferrari?

梦见舒米了~~

记忆中,我只梦见过舒米两次,而上一次似乎并不久远;在梦中他依然是赛车手,在上海做什么宣传,开着火红的法拉利,警车开道,缓缓在上海的马路上移动,我远远看见他和小舒,似乎在交谈着什么。很想上前,只是护卫重重,过不去,便远远的看着他;醒来后,很是欣喜,这是我第一次这么“近”的看到舒米,虽然是在梦中,我还是兴奋乐好几天。

 

后来便有舒米在意大利宣布退役,在中国上演完美表演,在日本的悲情爆缸和在巴西的精彩超车这期间,我跑到上海,为了在退役之前,看看我心中的英雄;也到避风塘看比赛,眼睁睁看着他在领先的情况下爆缸退出;还在夜里一点多,躲在寝室里看最后的角逐,看他的超车表演比赛结束,尘埃落定,舒米并没有拿到第八个世界冠军,但依然精彩谢幕;太多的不舍和牵挂,我把签名档改成“再见,我的英雄”,看他历年的比赛,看他从一个青涩小伙变为成熟男人甚至,我再次梦见了他。

 

梦中,似乎依然是在上海赛车场,我并没有在看台上,而是在赛道旁边,看着车手一个个开车呼啸而过,还在心里念叨,哦,这是汉密尔顿,这是库比卡过了一会儿,不知怎么回事,舒米就在我身旁了,激动又紧张的我,马上和他打招呼(in English),他则笑眯眯的答应着。然后便开始聊天,具体内容记不清楚了,只记得他亲切的笑脸~~~

 

醒来后,便有了这样一篇文字;只是,我连舒米都写不好了,唉。

 

一直相信冥冥中的天意,上次梦见舒米,我远远的看着他,不久后,便跑到上海,在现实中远远的看着他;这次呢,如此亲近的对话,何时能成为现实?

 

希望也在不久的将来吧。

(20061023)告别舒马赫

比赛还有3圈,舒马赫第四,刚刚超过Kimi。
这场比赛,他是拚尽全力的;面对一连串的坏运气,他依然没有放弃,执着的追赶~~~
他的努力,他的实力,他的执着,表现的淋漓尽致

真希望比赛永远不要结束,让我再多看看舒马赫,我的英雄。

心欲裂,人无语,往事皆成梦;
忍一腔热泪,道一声珍重。
舒米,请走好~~~

(20061011)神阿,再给舒米一个世界冠军吧

他是好车手,在赛道上跑了16年,拿了91个分站赛冠军,7个世界冠军,打破了F1几乎所有的记录;
他是好的工作伙伴,常常最晚离开赛道,还夜以继日的和工作人员讨论赛车的技术、机械问题;
他是好丈夫和好父亲,十余年间,没有任何绯闻,一有时间就去陪他的妻子和两个可爱的孩子;
他是好人,有怜悯心和同情心,在海啸时慷慨捐赠1000万美元,还在联合国成立基金,帮助贫穷的孩子们;

……

他是舒马赫,我爱了10年的舒马赫!

现在他要走了,离开他所爱的赛车和法拉利车队;能否让他有完美的结局,不留遗憾的离开?

神阿,求求你了,再给舒米一个世界冠军吧