Schumacher May Become More Private in 2010

Everything seems bright and shiny in the Mercedes GP garage now that Michael Schumacher has begun work on the development of the W01 car – through his feedback from testing – while also keeping his positive attitude towards his first comeback season.

We're not sure if most of you noticed this, but the 41-year old German has been quite outspoken and friendly with everyone around him lately. And, while this may be linked with his passion for racing and the opportunity he has been handed to resume it, Schumacher admitted he may have to switch to the old him during the season.

Meaning we'll most likely see a more private Schumacher in 2010 as compared to the exuberant German that makes the headlines with his open attitude nowadays, depending on how things will go down this year.

I simply think that if you are around as long as I have been there will always be people who follow you more and some who follow you less. But to be able to be around for so long, I sometimes had to close myself up a bit. It may be the same again this time,” said the German driver in a recent interview with Formula One's official site.

Let's see how the season develops. It was a very sudden decision, so we all have to get used to see me driving again – myself included...” added the Mercedes GP driver.

However, Schumacher insisted that this will not affect his relationship with Nico Rosberg this season, as the two seem to get along very well these days. Rosberg is the first German-speaking driver Schu has worked with in his entire F1 career, which makes it easier for the 7-time world champion to maintain a good relationship in the Mercedes garage.
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