God created the Earth in 7 days, and on his day off He created MS. This is a quote from a Michael Schumacher fan that I came across on one of the several motor sport websites that I frequent. I think, the statement says it all on Schumi's return to Formula One, if only as a cover for the injured Massa. It needed a Schumacher to lift the sport out of its current mess that is of its own making and so, we can now get back to racing!
For sure, there will be bigger crowds at the F1 circuits now than in the recent past, larger television audience and of course, massive coverage in the print Media. The extent of Schumi's popularity can be more accurately gauged now than ever before.
In Image: Michael Schumacher and team Ferrari visits Formula 1 testing on March 3, 2009 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.
Text: Anand Philar
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