Schumacher supported by Mercedes boss

L-R: Dr. Dieter Zetsche (GER), CEO of Daimler AG and Michael Schumacher (GER), Mercedes GP. Mercedes Launch, Stuttgart, Germany, Monday 25 January 2010.

Dieter Zetsche and Michael Schumacher

May 31 (GMM) Michael Schumacher has received the full backing of Mercedes‘ big boss Dieter Zetsche.

Zetsche, the chairman of the German carmaker’s parent Daimler, was responding to renewed calls for 42-year old Schumacher to return to retirement after disappointing performances since he returned to Formula 1 last year.

But the seven time world champion had a better weekend in Monaco despite retiring from the race, which he won five times in the first phase of his career, and Zetsche said Schumacher still has time to show he is in top form.

“Last year we gave him a bad car,” Zetsche told Bild newspaper. “So it was difficult for him to come back like that and prove himself again.

“I think we will see some positive surprises this year,” he added.

  • http://yalla F1 fan

    This Mercedes car is an absoloute joke and Schumacher is doing some amazing things with it considering how bad it is,Ross hurry up and get it sorted!!!

  • Tony

    I totally agree F1 Fan .. put him in a redbull and see

  • Aileen

    Schumacher has support from Mercedes Boss and fans around the World, but that does not make the car fast enough to chase the pack. Having support is one thing and throwing your weight on another shoulder is another. If you have a good car does a support need to support your racing? No? your capability is enough to prove. So work on a better car and let him prove to the World he still has what it takes…