Schumacher hoping to 'savour' last farewell
20 November 2012 – Michael Schumacher hopes to make the most of his final send-off from Formula 1 as the circus returns to Brazil for this weekend’s 2012 season finale. The seven-time World Champion’s first retirement also came at Interlagos, but on that occasion the German was still fighting Fernando Alonso for the world title at the end of 2006.
“I always enjoy the enthusiasm of the fans and it's simply a great circuit which has seen many memorable events and always produces spectacular races. For me, it's also the circuit that brings back my memories of Ayrton (Senna).
“Of course, I would be happiest if I could say goodbye with a strong race and I am sure we will be doing everything we can to make it happen.”
The silver arrows have suffered a torrid run of late, with neither Schumacher nor Nico Rosberg having picked up points for the last five Grands Prix.