The record holding seven-time World Champion of Formula One, Michael Schumacher, has retired for the second time from the premier racing series. However, Schumacher is a racer and will still be on the track in 2013.
Following the last Grand Prix of the 2012 season it was reported that Schumacher would become a test driver for Italian kart maker Tony Kart. Spain's El Mundo Deportivo newspaper has reported that Schumacher was testing his Tony Kart at the Lonato circuit in Italy and his lap times were very good. Reports have Schumacher racing in 2013 in the KZ category.
Also, it is reported that the 44-year old Schumacher has helped commission a new world championship caliber karting circuit near Cologne, Germany. The plans according to designer Hermann Tilke are ready to go.
Schumacher retired after the 2006 season from F1 with 91 wins in 248 races and his seven championships. He returned from 2010 until the end of last season but did not score a win and only had one podium finish which came at Valencia, Spain on June 24 of 2012.
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