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Fernando Alonso says he had no intention of returning to Formula 1 when he said “bye-bye” in 2018, but he is certainly not the first driver to be tempted back from ‘retirement’.
This time of year in days gone by used to be a veritable smorgasbord of glittering Formula 1 launches, with sassy models, stunning backdrops and even pop stars getting in on the act of revealing a team’s new challenger. It might seem a bit passe now, but a decade or so ago it was quite the rage – check out our 10 favourites…
Michael Schumacher famously quit the Jordan team for Benetton immediately after his startling Formula 1 debut at Spa, despite potentially having committed himself for two years. This is how he did it, and why Eddie Jordan believes his team could've had Benetton's title success had one word on a contract been different.
Not many racing drivers who have tested Formula 1 cars for McLaren, Jordan and Stewart GP have appeared in a documentary narrated by the BBC’s legendary Sir David Attenborough, but Brazil’s Mario Haberfeld was never an ordinary racer.
Rubens Barrichello has revealed on a Brazilian TV show that he has no recollection of Ayrton Senna’s funeral in 1994 – even though he was one of the pall bearers.
Former team boss Eddie Jordan believes Formula 1 chiefs should do more to help protect the independent teams.
Michael Schumacher was born January 3rd, 1969.
Team owner Gene Haas gives Motorsport.com the answer.
Fernando Alonso could potentially be taking a one year hiatus from the sport.