Will Ferrari advisor and seven time Formula One champion be back? News all over the world announced the great comeback of Michael Schumacher, the best driver in the world, but will he be back after his retirement three years ago? Keep reading to know the rest of this news, plus pictures and video below.
Ross Brawn, former head of Ferrari’s Michael Schumacher and the current team leader Brawn, acquired by Mercedes, denied that the seven time champion is negotiating his return to Formula 1 in 2010.
After the refusal of Kimi Raikkonen, who competes for Mercedes next season, rumors that the seven time champion would leave his post as advisor to the Italian team with Nico Rosberg and team has grown stronger.
A fact which increased the comments on the transfer of Schumacher, was his manager Willi Weber who confirmed that the German met in Abu Dhabi with Ross Brawn and Dieter Zetsche, head of Daimler.
Brawn, however, denied that the two sides are negotiating and Schumacher would compete for the German team in 2010. "There is nothing more than a dream of the media," he said.
"Michael could return temporarily to the track for Ferrari, but he would not start a new career," he said.
Weber also confirmed that the German is often with his former boss, but Schumacher said he "says nothing about a contract with Mercedes.
If Schumacher is not confirmed, at least one of the drivers of Mercedes is getting closer to being announced. Apparently, Nico Rosberg has signed a contract with the German team, although the manager did not confirm.
"I still can not say, but my desire is to have two experienced drivers. After four years in Formula 1, I think that Rosberg is an experienced pilot," said the German newspaper Bild leader.
The rumor that puts Schumacher in the second seat has extended Eddie Jordan, former owner of the team of the same name and BBC commentator, who warned of a meeting in the last race in Abu Dhabi between himself Schumacher, Ross Brawn and Dieter Zetsche, chief executive of Daimler.
"At the moment it is not possible because Michael has a contract as an adviser to Ferrari, but I understand that she was meeting with Luca di Montezemolo to be free", he assured Jordan.
Schumacher dismissed his return to Grand Prix after Felipe Massa’s accident in the last race in Hungary the photos of his accident are really impressive. A neck injury made him withdraw from the effort. However, at 40 years of age, the Kaiser could be a new start in the team that gave him his first opportunity as a driver in the DTM (German Touring Car Championship). Sabine Khem, Schumacher’s spokeswoman, has not closed the door completely: "It is very unlikely, but never say never."
Besides his fantastic talent in F1, Michael Schumacher makes time to fight hunger, poverty in conjunction with UNESCO which appointed him in 2002 for sport champion, also in recognition for his incredible track record and humanitarian aid he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for Sport award. Michael also is a member of “Make the Roads Safe” campaign(Photos above).
Michael also enjoys playing soccer, a sport that he had played in many charity events among other celebrity friends.
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