"He walked inside the racing area and was full of energy, like a youngster or a young driver," he said. Regrettably, his doctor had to prevent him from returning. The advice that he not compete in 2009 came as a result of his recovery from injuries received in a motorbike accident. He had broken both legs and two ribs at the end of 2008.
Schumacher has always been very open about his love for driving cars and riding motorcycles. He was even quoted as saying that he would like to be involved in racing again "one day".
However, there is no evidence to suggest that he has planned any races beyond his initial attempt in 2009. He did win the DTM (German Touring Car Championship) in 1999 but this was only after taking some time out to recover from surgery following a crash earlier that year which left him with multiple fractures.
It's possible that if he had participated in more than one race, his comeback might have been even more successful than it was. But still, it's safe to say that he will never forget his first experience of racing again.
This didn't last long, and by 2010, he was back on the racing circuit, albeit his powers had deteriorated. Schumacher officially retired in 2012 and has since lived in relative obscurity. He hasn't publicly commented on politics or religion and doesn't seem to have any interest in social media.
He did, however, make a brief comeback in 2017 when news broke that former Ferrari team mate Luca Badoer had been killed during testing for the Spanish Grand Prix. At the time of writing this article, it is not known whether Michael will attend the race this year.
In 2018, reports surfaced suggesting that Michael was planning to return to Formula One, this time with Mercedes. Although this announcement never materialized, it wasn't believed to be true retirement. Rather, it was suggested that he was simply taking a break from motor racing to focus on his health after years of continuous competition.
If you ask us, it's pretty clear that Michael Schumacher is still alive and racing for another season.
Grosjean's Formula One career was ruined by the incident, but he decided to continue racing against opposition from his wife and children. "I've done 180 Grand Prix, and in 179, I've never had a doubt about life or death," he told IndyStar Motor Sports Insider Nathan Brown in an exclusive February interview. "So why would I stop now?"
Grosjean went on to have another successful season with Lotus, finishing fifth in the standings with 69 points. He left after that campaign due to contract negotiations breaking down, but returned to the team for the 2017 season.
After two seasons away from the sport, Grosjean is returning to Formula One with Haas as one of its drivers for 2019.
To celebrate a triumph, he is notorious for completing a backflip off his automobile. He most recently raced in the Sprint Cup Series for Joe Gibbs Racing. He has previously driven for Roush Fenway Racing. What became of him? What happened to him? What Is Carl Edwards Up To in 2018?
He finished fourth in the point standings in 2005 when he first started out at Roush Fenway Racing. In 2006, he was named the series' Most Popular Driver by his fellow competitors. He went on to win seven races that year becoming only the second driver after Richard Petty to win the championship without ever leading a single lap during a race.
In 2007, Edwards won five races including the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to clinch his first career NASCAR Cup Series championship. He is the first driver to win the title without winning a single race.
In 2008, he won four races including the season opener at Daytona International Speedway to establish a new record for most wins in a season with his fifth victory. He went on to finish third in the point standings.
In 2009, he failed to qualify for several races due to engine problems before finally settling for ninth place in the standings. He left RFR after that season to join Joe Gibbs Racing where he has been ever since.
His teams have won five of the previous seven Xfinity Series 300s at Daytona International Speedway, including the last three. Perhaps more impressively, he dials up anyone in the world's racing community with no delays. Basically, everyone in racing adores him. Always has been, and always will be.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is one of only four drivers to win a race in each of the first ten seasons of NASCAR's premier series (the others are Richard Petty, Jimmie Johnson, and Tony Stewart). He's also one of only three drivers to win a race in every year of his career (the other two are Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth). And he's the only driver to win on the first try at both Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. Say what you want about him not being a huge fan of Alabama or anything like that... he's pretty much the most successful racer in American history.
He won his first race back in February 2001 at the XXXX IZOD IndyCar World Championship event at Angel Stadium in Los Angeles, California. Since then he's gone on to become one of the biggest names in motorsport all over the world. He has multiple products named after him, has his own entertainment company, and even has his own comic book character. If you ask me, he definitely deserves to number one on this list.