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Schumacher leaves Tony in a spin

A THRILLED Mansfield motor racing commentator has spoken of his delight after he unexpectedly covered what could be the last ever race of the legendary Michael Schumacher.

The seven-time Formula One world champion surprisingly came out of retirement on Sunday to win a one-off race in Brazil involving a host of past and present Brazilian Formula One drivers, including Ferrari driver Felipe Massa and Honda's Rubens Barrichello.

And for Tony Delahunty, who commentates for Eurosport and is managing director at radio station Mansfield 103.2, the experience was a dream come true.

"No-one knew that he would be in the race and it was a massive surprise," said Tony. "The crowd were going wild and to have been lucky enough to commentate on what could possibly be his last race is so exciting.

"I have commentated on motor racing for more than 30 years and to possibly be the only man in the world to commentate his last race is a wonderful experience.

"I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw him taking part in the event because he had said he would never race again. He won the race and I've no doubt he could come back to Formula One and win in a competitive car."

 
 
 

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