London: Ace driver Michael Schumacher has believed he would enjoy bringing the final curtain down on his Formula One career.
The 43-year-old has decided to call it a day after his 307th race and will be replaced at Mercedes by Lewis Hamilton next season.
The seven-time world champ has suffered a difficult three years since he came out of retirement in 2010 and has not won a point since September’s Italian Grand Prix.
It means the German is down in 15th place in the drivers’ championship and is now looking forward to savouring his final race, which he was unable to do during his first retirement in 2006.
“My departure from Formula One will probably be less emotional this time than in 2006 when we were still fighting for the championship,” a daily quoted Schumacher, as saying.
“This time round, I will be able to pay more attention to my farewell and hopefully savour it too,” he added.