Schumacher believes Hamilton is good choice for Mercedes

(L to R): Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren with Michael Schumacher (GER) Mercedes GP. Formula One World Championship, Rd 1, Bahrain Grand Prix, Race Day, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday 14 March 2010.Oct.13 (GMM) Seven times world champion Michael Schumacher has backed Mercedes‘ decision to replace him for 2013 and beyond with Lewis Hamilton.

The seven time world champion told SID news agency the perception that he was ‘ousted’ by the German marque is wrong.

“The people in charge repeatedly emphasised that they wanted me to continue working even after the season,” the 43-year-old said in Korea.

“And not for one year, but for two more years.

“I thought about it, but it would have been difficult — even for one year,” said the German great, who explained that his motivation is waning after a three-year comeback.

Schumacher therefore backed Mercedes’ decision to poach Briton Hamilton from McLaren.

“If you can get Lewis Hamilton, you should,” he smiled. “I would have done the same; he is the right choice.”

  • Hammad

    Hats off to the integrity of the Man. I salute you MICHAEL

  • Aileen Bodiwala

    Are you saying Lewis fits into your boots? Or is it Mercedes got to improve a better car? No doubt Hamilton is a good driver but what good does it make replacing you unless the car gives a good performance.? Where is all the mastermind, and hard work gone? Is there someone beneath the sheep clothing? The blanket statement you made was not your script. It was a cover for Mercedes for treating you bad. But you are a good human being and all sins forgiven that’s the spirit of your success and life which will never be forgotten in this era. Men may come and men may go but you go on forever…..