Michael Schumacher’s former manager Willi Weber said his F1 comeback was “stupid”, but he wouldn’t listen.

The seven-time World Champion retired at the end of the 2006 season, and with him he took the greatest legacy in Formula 1 history after winning seven World Championships and 91 races.

He had been scheduled to return to the sport in 2009 though with Ferrari to stand in for the injured Felipe Massa, before an injury of his own stopped Schumacher from going through with that storybook reunion.

It came as a huge shock though when he was announced as a driver for the revived Mercedes works team for 2010, signing a three-year deal.

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