Suzuka, 4 October 2012: Seven time world champion Michael Schumacher has announced his retirement from the Formula One today. This is the second time Schumacher announces his retirement, however this time he has confirmed the end of his F1 career.
Last week Team Mercedes has announced replacement for Schumacher by Lewis Hamilton for the next season.
Here is a glance to the ace drivers historic career.
Michael Schumacher won his first two titles with Benetton in 1994 and 1995
Schumacher holds the record for championships and grand prix wins of 91
He initially retired in 2006 then came back with Mercedes in 2010.
Schumacher holds the record for the most races won in a single season with 13 in 2004.
In 2002, he became the only driver in F1 history to finish in the top three in every race of a season
Schumacher won five straight titles from 2000-2004 winning all but five of the 18 races in the 2004 season.
Michael Schumacher is regarded statistically the greatest driver the sport has ever seen
Schumacher is regarded as "the second-greatest Formula One driver who ever lived", just behind Ayrton Senna, and the most complete driver, just ahead of Senna