Schumacher back in F1

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BERLIN, December 23 – Seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher has signed a one-year deal to return to Formula One racing with Mercedes GP for the 2010 season, Bild.de reported on Tuesday evening.

The German, who will be 41 in January, has signed a contract and the deal will be announced imminently.

Schumacher is set to partner fellow countryman Nico Rosberg in the team that won the drivers’ and constructors’ titles in 2009 as Brawn GP.

Bild added  that Schumacher he will have the option to continue beyond 2010 if his returns goes well.

He will reportedly earn £6.2m after signing up to reunite with Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn, who masterminded all seven of his titles, the first two with Benetton in 1994-5 and the subsequent five with Ferrari from 2000-4.

 

FACTFILE:

Name: Michael Schumacher

Date of birth: January 3, 1969

Birthplace: Kerpen, Germany

Height: 1.74m

Weight: 74kg

Wife: Corinna (married August 1995); children – Gina Maria, Mick

Career details

Starts: 250

Victories: 91

Poles: 68

Fastest Laps: 72

Points: 1369

Grand Prix debut: 1991, Belgian GP, Jordan

Teams: Jordan (1991), Benetton (1991-1995), Ferrari (1996-2006)

World champion: 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

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