Career point: 1560
Pole positions: 68
Fastest laps: 77
First race: 1991 Belgian Grand Prix
First win: 1992 Belgian Grand Prix
Last win: 2006 Chinese Grand Prix
Last race: 2012 Japanese Grand Prix
Those stats say it all, don’t they? Arguably the best driver of all time has announced his retirement. For good. He first announced retirement at the end of the 2006 season when he was at the pinnacle of his success. But he just couldn’t live without the thrill of driving through the tunnel of Monaco at 320 km/hr. He returned to drive for the 2010 season for the Mercedes GP team- and hasn’t won a race since.
Some would say that he shouldn’t have returned, but I respect him for all that he has accomplished. His legacy will always be remembered and he will always remain dear in the hearts of all F1 fans.