Images: What Schumacher's comeback did to his legacy

 

Michael Schumacher may have made a comeback to F1 in 2009, but he will always be best remembered for his time at Ferrari— where he has built an undying legacy. Getty Images

 

Schumacher, or Schumi as he is fondly called, made his debut with Jordan. After impressing in practice, he had to retire in the first lap due to a clutch problem. Getty Images

 

A whole season of controversies wasn't enough for Schumi before he won his first world title. Here he is, jostling with Damon Hill in the final race of the 1994 season. Both men retired from the race and the German kept his one-point lead. Getty Images

 

His time at Ferrari had some incredible wins, but wasn't bereft of controversies either. He is again blamed of trying to collide with Jacques Villeneuve to keep his one-point lead... this time though, he is disqualified from the Championship. Getty Images

 

This picture is iconic for how Schumacher broke into tears after winning his 3rd world title and equaling Ayrton Senna's record of 41 wins. It is a moment which catapulted him as probably the best F1 driver ever. Getty Images

 

Stomping away: After his comeback, Schumi could hardly emulate his former success. Here he is, walking back after a crash at the Singapore Grand Prix. Getty Images

 

Cutting a forlorn figure: Schumacher looks oddly helpless in this picture. He crashed out of the Hungary GP practice and fans more used to clicking him in jubilation are clicking him in desperation. Getty Images

 

In the Abu Dhabi GP in 2010, Schumacher was part of a crash which included Force India's Italian driver Vitantonio Liuzzi. AFP

 

There was however a moment to be cherished with his time at Mercedes. Schumacher managed third place in the European Grand Prix 2012 and became the oldest driver to finish on the podium. Reuters

 


Published Date: Oct 04, 2012 06:03 pm | Updated Date: Oct 04, 2012 06:15 pm