Don’t expect to see seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher going into the world of television as a commentator any time soon.
Instead, it appears that the Formula One legend, who retired from the sport last season following a three-year run at Mercedes, has gained an interest in horse breeding from his wife, Corinna.
“Initially I was doing this for Corinna’s sake, but now it is more and more fun,” he told Germany’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper. “It’s like with most things; the more one is busy, it becomes more interesting…My wife fully supported me for many years, because it goes without saying that I’m doing the same for her.”
As for why he isn’t considering an analyst’s role, Schumacher cited trying to keep up with the constantly evolving world of F1 as well as the considerable traveling that such a job would entail.
“First of all, Formula One changes so quickly that even I am actually already a long way off,” he told Bild. “As a result, it would be groping in the dark and that’s not for me.
“Secondly, I would again be away from my family – I would be better off continuing to drive. That would be more fun.”
However, he did say that he expects the 2013 season — which could end with fellow German Sebastian Vettel joining him, Juan Manuel Fangio, and Alain Prost as the only drivers to win at least four F1 titles — to be “really tight.”
EDITOR’S NOTE: NBCSN will air additional Dakar Rally highlights on Monday at 7 p.m. ET.
As it has done so for four decades, the 40th annual Dakar Rally – the most grueling test of man and machine anywhere – produced a number of surprise finishes and also several disappointments for drivers or riders who were expected to do well in the nearly 5,600-mile trek that began in Peru and continued through Bolivia and ending in Argentina.
NBCSN has aired highlights from all 14 stages (actually 13, because one stage was completely rained out) during the Rally’s two-week run, which concluded Saturday.
Here’s some of the “best of” highlights from the overall Rally highlights, followed by a quick guide that gives you wrapups to all 14 stages.
So, without further adieu, here’s NBCSN’s “best of” the 2018 Dakar Rally:
2018 Dakar Rally: Best of cars
2018 Dakar Rally: Best of bikes
2018 Dakar Rally: Best of trucks
2018 Dakar Rally: Best of quads
Lastly, here’s a day-by-day wrapup of how the Rally played out.
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