Schumacher Will Not Leave Ferrari - Report
In addition, the British journalists revealed that Ferrari would have no problem letting Schumacher go, despite their ongoing contract (to end in 2012). Luca di Montezemolo's close relationship with Schu would ensure that the Scuderia will not stand in the German's way, in case he really wants to return to racing. However, that scenario is highly unlikely.
“Sources made it clear that the Scuderia would not stand in Schumacher's way should he decide to drive for Mercedes. That prospect, however, is regarded as highly remote,” said the report from The Times, which continued by revealing Schu has “not been in contact to discuss his future with (team boss) Stefano Domenicali.”
This report was made public by The Times following the latest “developments” in the “Michael Schumacher return to racing” saga during the past few days. Both Silver Arrows CEO Nick Fry and Mercedes Benz motorsport director Norbert Haug kept the rumors about such a prospect alive in the media, while former F1 team boss Eddie Jordan tried to make it even more credible.
According to his latest declarations, Schumacher discussed his return to racing with Mercedes' new team during the season finale at Abu Dhabi, a few weeks ago. During a private conversation with Haug and team boss Ross Brawn, Schumacher allegedly told them that he'll try to get out of his contractual commitments with Ferrari and join the Brackley headquarters as soon as possible.
Needless to say, the saga will go on until Brawn will announce his second driver for the 2010 campaign, hopefully sometimes before Christmas.