Former Schumi manager Weber retired from F1

Michael Schumacher (GER) (in car) WTS Motorsport, won leg one but only managed 13th overall, with his manager Willi Weber (GER) (right). 36th Macau Formula Three Grand Prix, Macau, Hong Kong, 26 November 1989

Willi Weber (right) with Michael Schumacher in 1989

Mar.9 (GMM) Former F1 driver-manager Willi Weber, who famously managed most of Michael Schumacher’s career, has announced that he is now retired from F1.

Once known as ‘Mr 20 per cent’ from his lucrative days as Michael and Ralf Schumacher’s manager, the German is also no longer involved in the management of Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg’s career.

He will turn 70 on Sunday, revealing to the DAPD news agency that the famous Schumachers will not be there to help him celebrate in Majorca.

“When Michael is in Stuttgart we meet, but not to discuss formula one. I hope we continue like that for many years,” said Weber.

Apart from that, he insists his F1 days are over — even if Sebastian Vettel were to decide he needs a manager.

“No, not any more. Thank you, but for a long time I managed the best drivers in the world and that’s enough for me,” said the German.

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