Schumacher hits 300, hints that he intends to race in 2013 2 September, 2012 Michael Schumacher is presented with a Mercedes front wing in recognition of his 300th Grand Prix by Ross Brawn and Bernie Ecclestone Sep.2 (GMM) Michael Schumacher, contesting his 300th grand prix weekend, may have dropped the biggest hint yet about his plans for the future, after the seven time world champion explained at Spa on Thursday that he and Mercedes will only have decided the plan for 2013 “by October”. “Nothing has changed, so no news I’m afraid,” the great German told reporters, but that was before the start of the race weekend in Belgium. On Friday, to mark his mentor, countryman and friend’s landmark 300th race, Sebastian Vettel painted a humorous picture of Schumacher racing his silver Mercedes through the legendary Eau Rouge. When the Austrian broadcaster ORF showed Schumacher the painting, the 43-year-old grabbed a pen and wrote a caption: “2013”. The German newspaper Bild am Sonntag said it “knows” that negotiations between Schumacher and Mercedes about next year are currently “underway”. Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsLauda: I apologised to Nico but it was his faultHaug: Lewis versus Nico making F1 interestingRosberg: I apologise to Lewis and the teamHamilton: I feel it would be wrong to point fingersMercedes: Nico and Lewis free to race but no contactMercedes: Hot heads should be cooled this weekCivil war persists at Mercedes in aftermath of Spa clashCase closed on Rosberg and Hamilton incident say FIAHamilton: I don’t really know how to approach the next raceButton calls for cleaner F1 title battle fight seb race on champ! and hope you have a better and decent car with decent tyres!