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. Related NewsHamilton: We’ll be back to being very competitive when we get to SingaporeMercedes: A good team result, we scored a good haul of pointsHamilton: I’m getting everything out of the car, it’s just an incredible feelingMercedes: Our engineers have clearly found a good set-up for these mixed conditionsMercedes: The race simulation lap times looked pretty respectableHamilton: One race win people get excited, one bad race and negative things are saidScene set for Vettel versus Hamilton championship battle in final nine racesHamilton: I can’t wait to get going again and bring home more good resultsBelgian Grand Prix: Mercedes previews SpaMercedes: We didn’t quite have a quick enough car for the podium seb race on champ! and hope you have a better and decent car with decent tyres!