WATCH: From Michael Schumacher unretiring to Robert Kubica's resilient return – The top 10 driver comebacks in F1 history
Nico Hulkenberg’s return to the grid in 2023 made us think about the times a familiar face has come back to the sport. So, we dug through the archives and found some of the most notable driver comebacks in Formula 1 history.
Over the years, we’ve seen a number of world champions, like Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso, Nigel Mansell and Niki Lauda, find the allure of driving an F1 car again all too hard to turn down.
We’ve also seen some incredible comeback stories – such as Robert Kubica’s brave return to the grid in 2019, after the Polish driver suffered horrific injuries in a rally accident eight years earlier.
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Also featuring on this list are Hulkenberg himself, as well as his new Haas team mate Kevin Magnussen, both drivers having made a comeback to the sport after being dropped at the end of their rookie campaigns.
For this and more, click on the video player above to go through the list of the top 10 driver comebacks in Formula 1 history.