Michael Schumacher to race karts in 2013

Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher

Now back in retirement, Michael Schumacher will return to his karting roots in 2013.

In the days after the seven time world champion's last grand prix late last year, we reported that the 44-year-old had signed up to be a test driver for the Italian kart maker Tony Kart this year.

Spain's El Mundo Deportivo newspaper reports that the great German will in fact be racing in 2013.

Preparing for his new race seat in the KZ category, Schumacher was testing his Tony Kart at the Lonato circuit in Italy last week and - reportedly - his laptimes were "very good".

Meanwhile, the Kolner Express newspaper reports that - with Hermann Tilke on board as designer - Schumacher has commissioned a new world championship-standard karting circuit near Cologne.

"We will build the best track in Europe," Gerhard Noack is quoted as saying.

Tilke confirmed: "The plans are ready."


Published Jan 28th, 2013 6:00pm
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MichaelLeeson MichaelLeeson
Is this championship covered on television?.
Jan 30th, 2013 9:48pm
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wcfuser14308 wcfuser14308
I guess that after karting, or in case they ban him from racing, he will run instead of walking, just to keep racing somehow!
Jan 29th, 2013 12:42am
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memexe memexe
Back to origins... Less attention, more fun. Good for him, karting is very exciting!
Jan 28th, 2013 6:41pm
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