Schumacher plays down Ecclestone retirement remarks 2 September, 2012 Sep.2 (GMM) Seven time world champion Michael Schumacher played down Bernie Ecclestone’s remarks suggesting that the Mercedes driver is set to return to retirement at the end of this year. “I’m sorry that he’s leaving us not being a winner [with Mercedes],” the F1 chief executive told BBC One television before the Belgian Grand Prix. Schumacher, 43, smiled when asked about Ecclestone’s comments after the race. “I guess he said: ‘If I would leave’,” the great German said. “I told him yesterday that I had not made a decision about my future.” Mercedes’ Norbert Haug said on German television Sky: “(Regarding Schumacher’s future) There is nothing new to report.” Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsHamilton hunting tenth win as Rosberg chasesProst doubts Renault will catch Mercedes next seasonMercedes and Puma extend partnershipRosberg: I love the double points finale ruleMercedes preview United States GPRosberg: I am a hunter and I have no reason to give upHamilton: I will make sure I am stronger than NicoMercedes stubborn over calls for F1 engine unfreezeMercedes oppose call to free up F1 engine developmentMercedes working hard on 2015 car says Wolff McLaren Fan Bernie with a wooden spoon McLaren Fan Bernie with a big wooden spoon seb bernie will eat his words. a lot of financial loss if schumi retires! plus him going to jail!