Ecclestone Positive of Schumacher's Return

When something's up in the world of Formula One, the series' boss Bernie Ecclestone is usually the man to ask about it. The 79-year old billionaire is most of the times quite straightforward in his interviews, and being that he knows a lot about what's happening in his own backyard, his comments tend to become reality sooner or later.

Such is his statement regarding the likelihood of Michael Schumacher's return to Formula One, made to London newspaper The Times. While initially tipping Robert Kubica with a potential move from Renault to Mercedes – in the wake of Renault's sellout of their F1 operations to Genii – Ecclestone changed his position in a matter of days.

According to his sayings, Mercedes would have no business chasing Kubica for the 2010, as long as they'll have Schumacher racing alongside already-confirmed driver Nico Rosberg.

Well, they've got Michael haven't they? They won't want Michael and Kubica,” said Ecclestone, according to the aforementioned publication. “I'd be surprised if he's not driving for them but I don't know if that's fact. It looks like it's going to happen,” added the Formula One supremo.

In addition, Ecclestone admitted that he is “absolutely over the moon” about the high chances that he'll have Schumacher racing in his series again, as he has never denied his appreciative feelings towards the 40-year old German. Aside from causing a sudden rise in ticket sales, his return will also spice things up in a championship that already promises to be the greatest in years.

According to recent reports, Schumacher is on his way to testing a GP2 car prior to his signing a deal with Mercedes. If the test will happen, it will likely take place in Abu Dhabi.
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