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post #1 of 6 Old 11-22-2009, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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Schumi in talks to return to F1 with Mercedes GP

Michael Schumacher has reportedly held 'preliminary talks' with Mercedes GP that could see him make a comeback next season.

The seven-time World Champion was set for a brief return with Ferrari during this year's Championship before a neck injury put paid to his plans. But that doesn't mean he's out for good.

According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, 'Schumacher has been sounded out about a sensational return to Formula One next season' with Mercedes Grand Prix.

The newspaper claims that given 'Mercedes takeover of Brawn GP and World Champion Jenson Button's shock switch to McLaren, the possibility of a German dream team with Nico Rosberg is emerging.

'The associations would line up beautifully. Schumacher won all his World titles under the guidance of Ross Brawn at both Benetton and Ferrari, and Brawn will continue in the role of team principal at the newly minted Mercedes team.'

The deal, which would net Schumacher the same salary that Button turned down at Brawn GP in favour of McLaren, would finally see the German teaming up with Mercedes, who were in the past unsuccessful in their bids to lure him away from Ferrari.

'Talks are understood to be at an early stage,' claims the Telegraph.

[Source : The Daily Telegraph via Planet F1]

Here is a link to a video from BBC Sport talking to Eddie Jordan who says he thinks Schumi will have a 1 year contract with Mercedes GP...
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post #2 of 6 Old 11-22-2009, 11:40 AM
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very interesting....

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No new F1 career for Schumi

Ross Brawn has shot down intensifying speculation that Michael Schumacher is set to return to formula one in 2010.

Brawn, who was Ferrari's technical director throughout Schumacher's ultra-successful career with the Italian team, is now boss of Mercedes GP.

Rumours linking Schumacher with the recently renamed team continued to grow over the weekend, when his manager Willi Weber confirmed a meeting in Abu Dhabi three weeks ago between the 40-year-old, Brawn and Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche.

But when asked about the speculation by Germany's Bild, Brawn replied: "There's nothing to it except a dream of the media.

"Michael would have come back temporarily for Ferrari, but he doesn't want to start a new career," said the Briton.

Schumacher's manager Weber said the German "often" speaks with Brawn, but added that the seven time world champion "has not said anything to me personally about contact with Mercedes over a driver's contract".

According to the Times, his official spokeswoman Sabine Kehm added: "I still think it is unlikely, but you never know."
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Extremely unlikely. He has a long term personal services contract with Ferrari.
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how can this be? Isn't he on retainer and a consultant for Ferrari?, Still?

don't see Merc getting him or anyone other than Shumi fielding his own team

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Well it looks like Mike is back. It wil be fun to watch him kick alonsos ass.
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