Michael Schumacher set for racing return

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, Barcelona, 2007Michael Schumacher has confirmed his return to racing. He will compete in this year’s Race of Champions at the new Wembley Stadium in London.

Schumacher last competed in the event in 2004 where he was famously defeated by Heikki Kovalainen. Kovalainen won the tournament.

Also racing this year are David Coulthard and Jenson Button – not word yet on whether Lewis Hamilton or Anthony Davidson will take part.

Other British racers participating are Colin McRae and Andy Priaulx. Coulthard and former rally champion McRae are likely to team up to represent Scotland with Button and World touring Car Champion Priaulx forming an England team.

Getting Hamilton’s name on the bill would be a coup for the organisers who could put on a crowd-pulling Schumacher vs Hamilton race.

The two have met once before – at a kart race in 2001. After which Schumacher said of Hamilton:

He’s a quality driver, very strong and only 16. If he keeps this up I’m sure he will reach F1. It’s something special to see a kid of his age out on the circuit. He’s clearly got the right racing mentality.

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