Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher announces his retirement from Formula One at the end of the 2012 season during a press conference at the Suzuka Circuit venue for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix in Suzuka, Japan, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

Photo by: Itsuo Inouye

Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher announces his retirement from Formula One at the end of the 2012 season during a press conference at the Suzuka Circuit venue for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix in Suzuka, Japan, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)