Schumacher hits 300, hints that he intends to race in 2013

Michael Schumacher (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W03 is presented with a Mercedes front wing in recognition of his 300th Grand Prix by Ross Brawn (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 Team Principal and Bernie Ecclestone (GBR) CEO Formula One Group (FOM). Formula One World Championship, Rd12, Belgian Grand Prix, Qualifying, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Saturday 1 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”.

Michael Schumacher (GER) Mercedes AMG F1. Formula One World Championship, Rd12, Belgian Grand Prix, Practice, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Friday 31 August 2012.“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”.

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  • seb

    race on champ! and hope you have a better and decent car with decent tyres!