/2012 - Michael Schumacher

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2012

ABOUT THIS SEASON

2012 Announcement of Retirement

Michael’s announcement of the retirement from his Formula 1 career word by word:

“I have decided to retire from Formula 1 at the end of the season, although I am still able to compete with the best drivers of the world. This is something that makes me proud, and this is part of why I never regretted my Comback. I can be happy with my performance and the fact that I was continuously raising my game during the last three years. But then, at some point it is time to say Good-Bye.
Already during the past weeks and months I was not sure if I would still have the motivation and energy which is necessary to go on; and it is not my style to do anything which I am not 100% convinced about. With today’s decision I feel released from those doubts. In the end, it is not my ambition to just drive around but to fight for victories; and the pleasure of driving is nourished by competitiveness.
I have said at the end of 2009 that I want to be measured by my success, and this is why I had a lot of critizism in the past 3 years which partly was justified. It is without doubt that we did not achieve our goal to develop a world championship fighting car within those 3 years. It is also without doubt that I cannot provide a long term perspective to anyone. But then it is also clear that I can still be very happy about my overall achievements in Formula 1.
In the past 6 years I have learned a lot, also about me, and I am thankful for it: for example, that you can open yourself up without losing focus. That losing can be both more difficult and more instructive than winning; something I had lost out of sight sometimes in earlier years. That you have to appreciate to be able to do what you love. That you have to live your convictions. I have opened my horizon, and I am at ease with myself.
I would like to thank Daimler, Mercedes-Benz and the Team for their trust. But I also would like to thank all my friends, partners and companions, who over many good years in motorsport supported me. But most of all I would like to thank my family for standing always by my side, giving me the freedom to live my convictions and sharing my joy.”

STATS

2012 Saison Figures

0

DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP

0

GRAND PRIX WINS

0

PODIUM POSITIONS

0

POINTS TOTAL

0

FASTEST LAPS

0

POLE POSITION

THE CAR

Mercedes F1 W03

F1 W03

ALL GRAND PRIX

The races of 2012

MELBOURNE

18.03.2012

MELBOURNE

Australia

PLATZIERUNG

Quali. 4

Rennen DNF

SEPANG

25.03.2012

SEPANG

Malaysia

PLATZIERUNG

Quali. 3

Rennen 10

SHANGHAI

15.04.2012

SHANGHAI

China

PLATZIERUNG

Quali. 3

Rennen DNF

BAHRAIN

22.04.2012

BAHRAIN

Bahrain

PLATZIERUNG

Quali. 18

Rennen 10

BARCELONA

13.05.2012

BARCELONA

Spain

PLATZIERUNG

Quali. 9

Rennen DNF

MONTE CARLO

27.05.2012

MONTE CARLO

Monaco

PLATZIERUNG

Quali. 1

Rennen DNF

MONTREAL

10.06.2012

MONTREAL

Canada

PLATZIERUNG

Quali. 9

Rennen DNF

VALENCIA

24.06.2012

VALENCIA

EUROPEAN GP

PLATZIERUNG

Quali. 12

Rennen 3

SILVERSTONE

08.07.2012

SILVERSTONE

Great Britain

PLATZIERUNG

Quali. 3

Rennen 7

HOCKENHEIM

22.07.2012

HOCKENHEIM

Germany

PLATZIERUNG

Quali. 4

Rennen 7

BUDAPEST

29.07.2012

BUDAPEST

Hungary

PLATZIERUNG

Quali. 17

Rennen DNF

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS

02.09.2012

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS

Belgium

PLATZIERUNG

Quali. 13

Rennen 7

MONZA

09.09.2012

MONZA

Italy

PLATZIERUNG

Quali. 5

Rennen 6

SINGAPUR

23.09.2012

SINGAPUR

Singapore

PLATZIERUNG

Quali. 9

Rennen DNF

SUZUKA

07.10.2012

SUZUKA

Japan

PLATZIERUNG

Quali. 13

Rennen 11

YEONGAM

14.10.2012

YEONGAM

Korea

PLATZIERUNG

Quali. 10

Rennen 13

GREATER NOIDA

28.10.2012

GREATER NOIDA

India

PLATZIERUNG

Quali. 14

Rennen DNF

ABU DHABI

04.11.2012

ABU DHABI

Abu Dhabi

PLATZIERUNG

Quali. 14

Rennen 11

AUSTIN

18.11.2012

AUSTIN

USA

PLATZIERUNG

Quali. 6

Rennen 16

SAO PAULO

25.11.2012

SAO PAULO

Brazil

PLATZIERUNG

Quali. 14

Rennen 7

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