Schumacher rules out return to bike racing
16 October 2012 – Michael Schumacher has vowed not to attempt another shot at racing motorcycles, having done so and injured himself following his first Formula 1 retirement in 2006.
A heavy fall for the German was the reason he was unable to substitute for Felipe Massa at Ferrari when the Brazilian was seriously injured during the 2009 season. With his lesson now learned, Schumacher insists that bikes are out of the question.
"I like to learn things and that's also the reason I won't go motorcycle racing again - Because I've already done that,” Schumacher told Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
“I enjoyed it a lot the last time I did it, but I learned something too and I came to the realization that it's crazy to start another career so late in life. I don't want that anymore. I don't know what I'm going to do next, but that's the freedom I have now. The plan is to have no plans.”
The Mercedes driver now has just four Grands Prix to complete before hanging up his helmet and departing from F1 for a second time.