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 NewsMercedes confused on how to control their driversMercedes still keen to turn up F1 volumeEach man for himself in Hamilton versus Rosberg duelRosberg: Lewis didn’t let me by, obviously not goodHamilton: I am hired to be me and race my heart outMercedes: We will not punish LewisMercedes rethink team orders after Hungary fiascoMercedes: The call came out of panicHamilton: Very, very shocked to get order to let Nico passLauda: Lewis was right, the call was unnecessary 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!