Michael Schumacher to retire from Formula 1

Michael Schumacher
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Michael Schumacher announces that he is to retire from Formula 1 for the second time.

Michael Schumacher has announced that he will retire from Formula 1 at the end of the season.

It was announced last week that Lewis Hamilton would replace Schumacher at Mercedes next season, and the seven-time world champion has now made the decision to retire from the sport for the second time.

Schumacher told reporters: "I have decided to retire at the end of the year. I feel I am still capable of competing at this level, but at some point, it is good to say goodbye.

"For the past month, I was not sure if I still had the motivation and energy that is necessary to go on.

"It is not my style to do something that I do not have a 100% feeling for."

The 43-year-old is currently 12th in the Formula 1 drivers' championship.

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