• Jan 22nd 2010 at 10:00AM
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At least now we know he'll have no excuses: Michael Schumacher says his neck is completely healed after last year's motorcycle incident, and he feels "extremely fresh and fit." The three-year sabbatical he's had since retiring at the end of 2006 has recharged his batteries and his competitive fire.

Interestingly, though, he says the last two years in the sport – the two years in a row he lost the title to Fernando Alonso – were even more demanding on him because of "living under constant observation," and he was glad to get out. But the pressure is already all on him and the season is still six weeks away. He has stated he wants both Championships, and team principal Ross Brawn said he'd put his money on Schumacher. Apparently, however, he'll need teammate Nico Rosberg's car number in order to do that...

[Source: Autocar | Image: Malcolm Griffiths/GP2 Media]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      This is kinda strange... I was tired of him when he left and now I am totally pumped that he is returning. I will not be suprised to see him and Brawn spank the field.
        • 5 Years Ago
        hahaha +1

        you're right, it wasn't even worth turning on the tv, because you knew on friday already who was going to win.

        remember that fake cry when Schumacher equals Ayrton Senna's number of victories.

        but cool, the Extreme controlling Chief/freak is back.
        i can't wait
      • 5 Years Ago
      One thing is certain: it's going to be a very interesting season. Can't wait!
      • 5 Years Ago
      There is something to be said about leaving on top. Now we will watch as others gun for him, the next generation pushing him out. I think it will tarnish his records, but I will enjoy it because his ego is huge. His driving style wasn't the most gentlemanly to be sure. It should be fun to watch others do the same to him, with the style he popularized.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Bring back Mika Haakinen... in a Ferrari!?
        • 5 Years Ago
        yeah, but Banco Santander wants Alonso.
        ferrari said no seat for Alonso last year, i don't believe in Alonso.
        but we all know, that Santander wants him.
        the guy doesn't does show me any pitbull charracter anymore.
        : (
        look @ his press conferences, grrrr.

        the last 2 year he didn't accomplish pretty much nothing.

        he once said, that he virtually tuned Hamiltons car.
        how come he didn't manage to tune his own renault.
        this is pretty strange to me.

        but we must admit, these cars are the fastest accelerating things.
        doing that close to 2 hours non stop is very hard.

        i'll will be expecting more from Massa than Alonso.

        but i agree with you.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is great news! I wish him the best in his return.
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