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BRAZIL 25 Nov 2012 Formula One season ends. Last F1 race for motor-racing icon
The final race in the 63rd Formula One season on Nov 25 in São Paulo ends the F1 contract of Richard Schumacher with the

November 25, 2012 - NULL

BRAZIL 25 Nov 2012 Formula One season ends. Last F1 race for motor-racing icon
The final race in the 63rd Formula One season on Nov 25 in São Paulo ends the F1 contract of Richard Schumacher with the Mercedes team and also his motor-racing career. The seven-times F1 world champion announced in October that he will retire again at the end of the season. The first time around, in 2006, he exited in the aftermath of his 90th victory. The second retirement won't be as triumphal. The 2012 season has not been kind to the champion.

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BRAZIL 25 Nov 2012 Formula One season ends. Last F1 race for motor-racing icon
The final race in the 63rd Formula One season on Nov 25 in São Paulo ends the F1 contract of Richard Schumacher with the Mercedes team and also his motor-racing career. The seven-times F1 world champion announced in October that he will retire again at the end of the season. The first time around, in 2006, he exited in the aftermath of his 90th victory. The second retirement won't be as triumphal. The 2012 season has not been kind to the champion.

AFP reports that Schumacher has contested 302 F1 races, has won a total of 91 times over his career, and that no other driver has come close to that many wins. But his last success is now six years old.

He began his F1 career with the Jordan team in 1991, transferred to the Benneton team after one race for Jordan, then to the Ferrari team in 1996. After 10 years with the Ferrari team, he took a three year break before signing on with Mercedes. In 2012 his best placing has been a third, in Valencia, and by September, he had dropped in championship points to 12th place, according to AFP. And in the 2012 season, he has retired from races seven times.

Mercedes announced last week that McLaren's Lewis Hamilton will replace Schumacher in 2013.

The season started in Australia on Mar 18. (WRITTEN OCT 2012)

RELATED READING:

Formula One Star Schumacher's Mercedes Contract Comes to an End; Future Unclear (dpad/Germany Info 28 Sep 2012)
http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/usa/en/__pr/P__Wash/2012/09/28Schumacher.html

Michael Schumacher ready to race despite losing Mercedes seat (BBC 2 Oct 2012)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/19800460

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Date written/update: 2012-11-25