So Schumi's leaving.
I think he was right to leave, before his reputation is lowered even further than it already has, as well as the fact that (probably) he would have had no competitive seat for next year either.
Shame his comeback couldn't have been more successful - one pole (lost due to a gearbox change) and one third, from the top of my head. I would have loved him to have added more to his incredible stats but it just wasn't to be.
Has anyone ever comeback twice having announced their retirement apart from Frank Sinatra? And he wasn't much of a Grand Prix driver.
Think Michael in all honestly regrets that he retired first time round and wanted to come back to prove he still have had it. In bits he showed he still had it but not often enough. The right decision now just stay retired or do some DTM or WTCC if ya bored outta ya brains.
In answer to FB on who has returned to F1 twice, the only one I can think of is Alan Jones. Retired from Williams, came back with Arrows, sort of retired and then cameback with Lola.
As for Schumie, all good things and all that. His comeback was purely for himself to see if he still had it. As it turns out he didn't. Will this tarnish his legacy? He is the most decorated driver of all time so it will take more than three years not doing a great deal and hitting things to do that but it can't have helped. Looks like Niki Lauda still holds the "greatest comeback" title.