Schumacher/Mercedes deal could happen
22 November, 2009
Nov.22 (GMM) Speculation that Michael Schumacher is planning a full return to formula one is continuing to build.
So far the rumours are being played down by the 40-year-old’s spokeswoman Sabine Kehm and officials for Brackley based Mercedes GP and its parent Mercedes-Benz/Daimler.
But British television pundit Eddie Jordan, who gave the German his formula one debut more than 18 years ago, is commenting with apparent authority that a deal for 2010 is very possible.
He revealed that Schumacher, who recently signed a new Ferrari consultancy contract through 2012, met with Ross Brawn and Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche in Abu Dhabi three weeks ago.
“I understand he was due to meet Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo with a view to him being released — and that it will be approved because it is in the interests of F1,” Jordan is quoted as saying by the BBC.