Schumacher plays down Ecclestone retirement remarks

Bernie Ecclestone (GBR) CEO Formula One Group (FOM) celebrate with Michael Schumacher (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 for his 300th race. Formula One World Championship, Rd12, Belgian Grand Prix, Qualifying, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Saturday 1 September 201Sep.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.”

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  • 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!