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 NewsJock Clear leaves Mercedes for FerrariWolff: Prost gave very precise advice on handling Lewis and NicoMercedes ready to compromise to end F1 engine disputeHamilton: I feel like I’ve got another seven years in F1Hamilton wins BBC Sports Personality of the YearRosberg: I learned a lot and know what I have to work onFerrari and Renault set to exploit engine freeze loopholeFormula 1 world surprised by Mercedes dominance in 2014Mercedes seek FP1 role for Wehrlein in 2015Lowe vows to improve Mercedes reliability 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!