Michael Schumacher will not be on the Formula 1 grid this season, after his three year adventure with Mercedes, but the seven times world champion will definitely be making the occasional visit to the paddock during certain grand prix weekends.
Speaking exclusively to Motorsport-Magazin from a motorcycle event in Le Castellet, in southern France, he said of possible visits to the F1 paddock this season, “Of that you can be assured, but there are no firm plans as yet.”
As for another foray into the world of two wheel racing, the German was adamant, “No way! However, I would certainly like to visit the track with friends more often and put in a few laps. I’ve had no chance in recent years due to time constraints, but that’s as far as it goes.”
Asked if he would miss the daily routine of F1 life, Schuamcher said, “My approach has always been to focus 100 percent on whatever I’m doing, and everything else is secondary. I concentrate on the task in hand and so, since I will not be in a Formula 1 car next year, the question does not arise. There are so many other beautiful things in life.”