London: Team principal of Mercedes Formula One team Ross Brawn has confirmed that seven-time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher will not come out of retirement to drive for them.
After world champion Jenson Button decided to sign for McLaren last week, speculations had been mounting about Schumacher's comeback to spearhead the official return of Mercedes for the first time since 1955.
According to AutoCar, seven time World Driving Champion Michael Schumacher will return to Formula One competition in 2010 driving for Mercedes GP. So says Eddie Jordan, former F1 team owner, who gave Schumacher his first Formula One drive back in 1991. Michael went on to race with Benneton before moving to Ferrari, where he teamed with Ross Brawn to win multiple world titles.
FILE - In this June 12, 2008 file photo, Germany's former Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher falls from his Honda race bike during a test ride at the Sachsenring racetrack near Hohenstein, Germany. Michael Schumacher said Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 he is calling off his much-anticipated Formula One comeback because of lingering injuries from a motorcycling crash earlier this year. The seven-time world champion was to fill in for injured Ferrari driver Felipe Massa and hoped to return at the European Grand Prix in Valencia, Spain, later this month. (AP Photo/Ralph Koehler, File)
He retired having just fallen short of Italian Ricardo Patrese’s record of lining up in 256 races.
The man from the flatlands of Kerpen in northern Germany was a Teutonic machine, a human delivery system of speed and points and glory in a sport unused to such high standards of regularity, human reliability and sheer professionalism.
Nobody trained like Schumacher. Nobody was as fit as Schumacher. Nobody raced as hard as Schumacher. Nobody won like Schumacher. Nobody worked on and on and on like he did.
A great driver, a great competitor then for whom the lure of a return to competition ensures an explosive second half of the 2009 season. AFP