A Fitting Finale
The problems that hit Michael Schumacher during the Brazilian GP did the German and every F1 fan a big favour, allowing the seven-time champion to leave the sport after a genuine racing challenge that highlighted all his amazing abilities. Richard Barnes reflects on Schumacher's final race
It might not have ended up as an outrageously improbable triumph against all the odds, and he might have left his final Grand Prix without so much as a minor podium placing to show for his efforts. Yet, for Michael Schumacher, Sunday's Brazilian GP - his 248th GP start - provided a fitting finale to his 16-year F1 career.
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