F1 » No surprise as Fry backs Schumacher return.

Mercedes-Benz team CEO Nick Fry has claimed that Michael Schumacher coming back to F1 would be 'interesting' for the sport - but will Ferrari let the German leave?

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percy plumpuller - Unregistered

December 11, 2009 10:55 AM

does anyone know if ms definately has a signed contract with ferrari.
i thought i read somewhere that all ms had done was shaken ldm's hand but nothing had been signed so it was more or less a verbal contract.

and as for contracts i think we all know by now that contracts mean nothing in f1,its money that does the talking in f1 not contracts.


December 11, 2009 11:13 AM

I understood that he was signed until 2012. But most on here seem to think he is free at the end of this year. Ferrari only kept him signed when he retired to stop him going elsewhere. I can't see them releasing him if he is signed, that would be a lot of millions spent in vein.

Al - Unregistered

December 11, 2009 1:03 PM

Ferrari can not hustle MS like they did others.Some major players are behind him.How would ferrari love to block any move that is not in their interest.Luca di Montezemolo can say what he wants,MS has a greater power than him in f1.If f1 major players decide that in best interest for the sport is that MS changes teams,It will happen no matter what di Montezemolo thinks about it.

Alan D - Unregistered

December 11, 2009 1:17 PM

I think when MS retired he thought he would enjoy still being involved in F1, going to the meetings, but without the pressures of being in the spotlight, without the fitness training etc. I suspect though that when he turned up at meetings he missed the racing, he felt he could do more with the car if he was driving it, and Kimi quickly made it clear he didn't appreciate MS's input at all. If he isn't contributing to Ferrari then I don't think they'd have a problem letting him go. It would save them a few dollars, I'm sure.


December 11, 2009 1:28 PM

schumi is probably getting paid as much as has been offered by merc (to drive) . so why would he bother?

nick fry, why last year at this time, everyone was castigating him as being useless, arrogant etc. (i admit i was one of those) now he is being lauded as chief exec of merc f1, and everybody listens to him. what has changed??


December 11, 2009 3:20 PM

Schumacher, 40, made much more money at Ferrari until 2006, and still makes 5m a year as an advisor to the Italian team, but Bild said Mercedes cannot afford to offer the German any more than 7. then why did Fry and Brawn yell they were going to pay Button 12 before when he went to McL. Lying??


December 11, 2009 3:38 PM

Crashnet's writers need to improve vocabulary and usage. Here we find them saying Schumacher is "prevaricating"! Check the meaning of that word guys, that means he is lying....not what you meant, and certainly not what he's been doing. Maybe you mean something more like "vacillating". Anyway, keep up the bad work, its hilarious.

Maybe you out to also look up the use of the word "torrid", a word you guys seem to use when you really mean "horrid". If a driver/rider were having a "torrid" season, he would be "hot" -- in my country and my language that connotes a streak of good performance or luck. A bad streak could be "horrid".

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