Just when you thought it was safe to head out onto the race track again, Michael Schumacher has returned to motor racing – making a comeback at karting level. While other retired drivers might be more inclined to enjoy their new-found time away from racing with alcoholic beverages in discount hotel bars (we’re looking at you, Keke Rosberg), Michael just can’t stay away for very long. And for that, we commend him.
The seven time F1 World Champion has signed a deal to work with the Italian manufacturer Tony Kart, and while it was originally touted as a test role, according to Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo it’s now been revealed the German legend will compete as well.
Schumacher has already put some mileage in at the Lonarto track in Italy. Although not fastest – he is 43 now, after all – he did post some reportedly “very good” lap times.
It’s true what they say; you can take the man out of racing, but you clearly can’t take the racing out the man!