Schumacher receives F1 car as farewell gift

Schumacher receives F1 car as farewell gift

31 October 2012 – Michael Schumacher will be given a parting gift by Mercedes when he retires at the end of the season. According to German publication Bild, the 43-year-old is set to keep the F1 W03 chassis he guided to pole position for the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix.

The aforementioned result, although amended to sixth after a 5-place grid penalty from the previous event, stands as one of Schumacher's highlights during his second phase in the sport. His personal best race result was achieved in Valencia earlier this year, where he impressively fought through the field to finish in third place.

Heading into the final three races of his career, Schumacher's records remain the benchmark for his rivals. From 304 Grand Prix starts he has secured seven world titles, 1,560 points, 91 victories, a further 64 podium finishes and 68 pole positions.

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