Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher says he doesn't expect to win the world drivers championship in his first season back, but wants to win an eighth Formula One title within three years.
The 41-year-old has signed a three-year deal to come out of retirement to race for German stable Mercedes GP, having last contested a Formula One race in 2006 for Ferrari.
Schumacher says in their long-term targets with Mercedes, they have a clear objective... he wants to become world champion again.
Before his retirement in October 2006, Schumacher won 91 Grand Prix races and admits he has missed the buzz of Formula One driving, although he only considered a return to the track last year.
And despite his advancing years, Schumacher says age will not be a factor when he returns to racing on March 14th in Bahrain.