Brawn: Schumacher showed all his skills

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Ross Brawn believes Michael Schumacher "showed all of his skills" to salvage a points finish in the Brazilian Grand Prix after suffering a puncture early on.

Schumacher was competing in his final race in Formula 1, having announced his retirement from the sport for a second time following Mercedes' decision to sign Lewis Hamilton for 2013.

After suffering a puncture early in the race Schumacher got himself back into the points, and Brawn believes it was a drive which showed the seven-time world champion at his best.

"Michael showed all of the skills that we know he has today to salvage his race; considered overtaking, good decisions on tyre strategy, and he kept the car on the road to bring us some points," said Brawn.

"It was a nice way to finish the season and his career with us."

Brawn added that while Schumacher's F1 comeback was not as successful as both he and Mercedes were hoping when he returned in 2010, the three-year spell was still special.

"In terms of results, Michael's second spell in Formula 1 hasn't been as special but it has been so for all of us who have had the privilege of working with him," he said.

"It has been a real honour for all of the boys and girls at our team, and working alongside Michael gives you an understanding or why he is so special and has achieved seven world championships.

"He will be missed and we all wish him the very best for the future."

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