David Coulthard on Michael Schumacher's retirement
Four years ago David Coulthard was in the same position that Michael Schumacher occupies now. He reveals why the German was 100 per cent right in choosing now to retire from Formula 1
Whatever the circumstances that led to Michael Schumacher's second retirement from Formula 1, it's the right time to make the decision to go. Nobody's power is eternal. That is just the reality of life and in sport it is proved constantly. It's an inescapable truth, even for the most powerful people, that things always come to an end eventually.
At the peak of his career, in a good car, Michael was unbeatable. Now, while he's not as good as he was, he's certainly not as bad as some make out. The perfect way to go would've been the fairytale ending in a title-winning car, but it wasn't to be so this is the memory we'll be left with.
To continue reading this feature...
from just $1.50 per week
- Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
- Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
- Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database
Read this feature right now for just