Schumacher remains in Mercedes family says Brawn

Motorsports: FIA Formula One World Championship 2012, Grand Prix of China, #7 Michael Schumacher (GER, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team), Ross Brawn (GBR, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team), *** Local Caption *** +++ +++ copyright: HOCH ZWEI +++

Michael Schumacher with Ross Brawn

Team principal Ross Brawn on Monday confirmed reports that Michael Schumacher is staying in the Mercedes “family” after his retirement from racing.

Germany’s Sport Bild reported that the 44-year-old F1 legend has been signed on in an ambassadorial role by the German marque’s parent Daimler.

“He will still be part of the family,” confirmed team boss and friend Brawn at Jerez on Monday, “but in a different capacity.”

Speaking to the German news agency DPA, however, Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm would not confirm the reports.

A Mercedes spokesman said that he would not respond to speculation. (GMM)

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