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Michael Schumacher decides not to race anywhere after retirement // The champion's F1 exit is a motorsport exit too

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When Michael Schumacher confirmed his second retirement from Formula One earlier this month, he had not yet decided what his post-F1 options would be. Talking to Gazzetta dello Sport, he has now said that he won’t race in any other series after enjoying life in the pinnacle of motorsport.

He said: “Formula One offers the maximum as far as emotions, speed and work are concerned. Another type of car wouldn’t give me the same feeling. I’m stopping here, completely.” He joked that he may take up horse riding instead, joining his wife Corinna who already participates in riding competitions.

The seven-times world champion also pondered what kind of a legacy he would leave behind, particularly after this less successful comeback. He added: “If I look into my life’s rear-view mirror, I find myself happy and smiling. I’ve had two distinct careers - one where I won everything, and a second one where I learned what losing means... Everyone describes me as a racing legend. I prefer to be described as a fighter, as someone who never backed down.”