26/11/2012 04:06 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 18:58 GMT

Michael Schumacher Retires After Brazilian Grand Prix (PICTURES)

Michael Schumacher, Formula One's most successful driver, has retired for a second time from the sport at the age of 43 following Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix.

Schumacher's 19 seasons in the sport saw him rewrite the record book and the rule book, primarily during his initial 16-year spell as the last three with Mercedes have been bitterly disappointing.


1991: At the age of 22, qualifies a stunning seventh on his grand prix debut in Belgium with the unfancied Jordan team.

1992: Back in Belgium, and from third on the grid, Schumacher seals the first of his record 91 grands prix victories.

1994: Manages an heroic second place in Spain despite racing for 40 laps stuck in fifth gear.

1995: Reels in Jean Alesi in the closing stages at the Nurburgring, obliterating a 42-second deficit in 27 laps before passing the Ferrari around the outside on the penultimate lap.

1996: Wins at a wet Barcelona by 45 seconds after annihilating the opposition despite dropping to sixth at the start.

2003: Responds to the death of his mother overnight by winning in Imola despite his grief.

Michael Schumacher's Final Race


1994: Finishes second at Silverstone, but fails to serve a five-second stop-go penalty, then ignores black flags. Sixteen days after the event, the FIA World Motor Sport Council hands Schumacher a two-race ban and strip him of his second place.

1994: After hitting the Adelaide wall and terminally damaging his car, smashes into Damon Hill to secure his first world title.

1997: Cynically slams into Jacques Villeneuve in a failed bid to win the title. Is stripped of his second place in the championship by the FIA.

2002: Takes advantage of Ferrari team orders to pass team-mate Rubens Barrichello yards from the chequered flag in Austria for a victory greeted by derision from the crowd.

2002: Inexplicably attempted to engineer a dead heat at Indianapolis, only to lose out to Barrichello by 0.011 seconds.

2006: Parks his Ferrari across the track in Monaco in an attempt to disrupt qualifying and retain pole position. Sent to the back of the grid by stewards.