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. Related NewsHamilton: Racing Rosberg is a bit like playing pokerWolff: We owe it to everyone to let Nico and Lewis raceJalinier: Renault and Ferrari out-spent by MercedesRivals will copy Mercedes V6 turbo engine claims SzafnauerAldo Costa: I am happy where I am at MercedesZetsche: At Mercedes there are no team ordersWolff slams negativity surrounding F1Mercedes retains contract with SchumacherWolff spending summer break in hospitalMercedes confused on how to control their drivers 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!