Just being a mediocre driver has never been my ambition. That's not my style
I cant really imagine life without Formula One.
Everyone is replaceable, including me.
First, you have to finish.
Every year we find something new, we go faster, and that's what Formula One is about .
I'm Michael Schumacher. I don't need to test my driving ability.
I will do everything I can to bring the number one to Ferrari. The whole team and all the fans deserve it.
I think I was five when I had my real first go-kart.
I retired simply because I didn't have the passion and motivation anymore, I was tired. At the time I thought, 'Well, I had a great time, there is the end.' At some moment there is the right time to call it an end.
I like working in a team, and at Ferrari there is always good cooperation.
I like to share my life, and spend time with someone I love. That has worked 100 per cent with my wife.
I know what I am, and what I have to do in my profession, so I can handle the pressure. It's the way I think.
I just want to be known as a very normal person and be treated as that and be able to walk down the street like anyone else.
I have what you might call the South Pole and the North Pole. I have my team and my work, which I do on one side, and I have my family and my home on the other side. Both have nothing really to do with each other.
I have to say it's been tough to leave the Ferrari family, which has been a big part of my career.
I have really enjoyed my time at Ferrari, not just because of the successes.
I have been a huge fan of America, as I find their way of life there is pretty unique, and I have enjoyed a lot of good times over there.
I hate to take compromises with a racing car. The more standard a car is, the more compromises you have to take.
I don't feel like promising big things to my fans. I'm not thinking about victory at all. I'll do my best to get on the podium at least, although I must admit I feel fairly pessimistic.
I didn't have statistics in my mind when I was racing. It was always a consequence - a nice consequence. I enjoyed it, but it wasn't the reason I was racing.
I always thought records were there to be broken.
Ferrari's only objective is to be at the top, in other words, to compete for the World Championship. That's our right. Winning is another matter. It wouldn't be a disgrace to come in second after a tough fight.
Ferrari always tries to get the best possible drivers, and my fellow team members have always been highly promising people.
I decided on a vision. I think I maybe join Toyota at the midpoint of a project, whose long-term goal is winning world championships. Also I have my big ambition, the drivers' world championship. That is not abandoned - entirely the opposite. I am young enough and motivated enough to make a new start in order to reach this goal.