Michael Schumacher says he is looking forwards to 'one of the highlights' of the 2010 F1 season next weekend as he makes a return to the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

The seven-time champion made his first outing since coming out of retirement in Bahrain, securing a sixth place finish, and now heads to Australia hoping to add to his points tally.

Having declared himself happy with his return, Schumacher said his aim in Melbourne was to 'get into the rhythm more' in the second race of the season and insisted he was looking forward to race day.

"Australia has always been one of the highlights on the Formula One calendar and this has never changed for me in all my years of competing," the Mercedes ace said. "As in previous times, I arrived on the continent quite early and have spent some nice days training, adapting and relaxing in order to be fit and rested for the race weekend. I have a lot of good memories from Melbourne and most of the time, we saw interesting races there.

"I am very happy with the outcome of the season opener in Bahrain. Sixth position was good for me, especially considering how few times I have driven an F1 car since my retirement. I am sure that Melbourne will help me to get into the rhythm even more and I am looking forward to it."