Michael Schumacher, the record-breaking German driver, on Thursday announced his exit from Formula One at the end of the season.
Unlike the man who won seven titles with Benetton and Ferrari, the 43-year-old's return from retirement in 2010 to drive for Mercedes had been uneventful.
His decision came after Mercedes named Briton Lewis Hamilton for 2013 to drive alongside Nico Rosberg.
All excitement and controversies in Schumacher's career came in the first stint in the 1990s and early 2000s.
His comeback was great news for the sport, but the man being past his prime, life on the fast lane had to come to an end, although there were rumours he could have a stint with Sauber next year.