Mercedes Not Categorical On Dismissing Schumacher Rumors
“When will you ever say categorically anything in F1? Ross made it quite clear and I really have nothing to add,” said Haug, according to German newspaper Bild.
“Michael would have come back temporarily for Ferrari but he doesn't want to begin a new career. What Ross pointed out, I think we have to respect that. I fully understand that these speculations are ongoing as long as we don't announce who is driving the other car but that's what we have to live with,” added the German, referring to his team boss' comments earlier last weekend.
Confirmed Silver Arrows driver Nico Rosberg also refused to comment on his potential partnership with Schumacher when asked about it earlier today. Like him, the team's CEO Nick Fry also wanted nothing to hear about these allegations, insisting that what today's all about is the fact that Rosberg has been signed by his team.
As far as the Schumacher discussion goes, Fry also pointed to Ross Brawn's comments on the matter, as the “Big Bear” is actually the only guy keeping contact with the 40-year old following their successful partnership at Ferrari and Benetton.
In addition, however, Fry admitted that his team will try to sign their second driver before New Year's Eve, as the Brackley technicians and mechanics will need to make the necessary adjustments to the second cockpit before the first testing session next year.