F1 » Schumacher: Team not spoiled by success.

Michael Schumacher has said that he was impressed with the drive he found at Mercedes' Brackley facility during a two-day visit to the UK.

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January 11, 2010 12:41 PM

Something fishy about cutting your long time manager out of his ten percent. No wonder Weber didn't know a thing about MS return. Now that's a friend. Well at least MS is doing business just like his old buddy Ross. Tell them one thing and do another.


January 11, 2010 3:29 PM


Are you serious?
Didnt you criticise Mercedes for spending money buying Brawn?
The moment a bit of shrewd savings arise you say Schumi should have kept Weber and cost Mercedes and extra 700k? For what exactly?

I can safely say Mercedes would have footed that bill alright.
In light of circumstances surrounding Mercedes workforce, this is evidence of their repect towards said workforce. Im sure Weber isnt too short of a few bob either :rolleyes:


January 11, 2010 3:36 PM

johnson, rob is right. the 700k was to come out of the 7m paid by merc. are you saying that they should also pay the managers fee on behalf of schumi, out of merc funds. it is SCHUMI who has shortchanged weber, unless he does intend to give him his percentage. mercs TOP figure was 7m not 7.7m.
glad to see that you are now the financial controller for daimler. congrats on your promotion.


January 11, 2010 4:06 PM


Thanks for surly insults, i expect no less.

Any sports star in the USA and Europe that has an anual figure in mind is "SANS MANAGER FEE".
Which means any figure given DOES NOT INCLUDE manager fees.

it may aslo have esacaped you its 9 million Euro's. further 10% would make it 10m euros.

Regardless of this, if Schumacher did his own negotiating, how did he short change Weber?
He did the work setting it up right? Perhaps willi was happy smoking his stogey in the big house Schumacher earned him?


January 11, 2010 4:19 PM

A manager works all year long for the client. You don't cut him out because of small or large money. MS is NO different than anyone else that has managers. And the fee would have come out of MS pocket not Merc's. Unless a prior agreement was reach with Weber he may still be owed the money. And you are wrong on the USA manager fee as well. And as soon as MS knew he wanted back in F1 the first person who should be aware is the agent.


January 11, 2010 4:32 PM

johnson, calm down. it was not a "surly insult" it was a JOKE!!!
the figure of schumis contract has always said to be 7m, i have never heard of 9m (by the way, plus 10% would be 9.9m, but whats 100,000 between friends).
as weber is the contracted manager of schumi, it would not make any difference to his fee, whether schumi had involved him or not. weber would be entitled to 10% of ALL schumis earnings. and normally, the quoted contract price INCLUDES mamagers fees, but would exclude buy-out costs etc

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