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Schumacher set for FIA role?

Jean Todt lining up FIA/F1 commissioner job for 'his son' Michael Schumacher.
Michael Schumacher could be appointed as an FIA commissioner responsible for F1, according to reports.

Speculation the German might be drafted in follows comments made by Jean Todt on Friday, when the Frenchman was elected as the new president of the FIA, after he convincingly beat Ari Vatanen.

"I want to nominate commissioners because I am not intending to run F1 as a first person," Todt told The Guardian.

"I don't want to underestimate the problems but success in my career has always been to have the right people in my teams.

"He [Schumacher] is like a son. There has always been a place for him next to me and there will still be."

Whether or not Schumacher would be interested in such a position remains to be seen, especially as it wasn't so long ago he was being tipped to make a return to the cockpit next year.

What is clear though, is that Schumacher and Todt have always got on very well.

Furthermore the two made a formidable partnership when they were at Ferrari, something that saw the Scuderia dominate the sport, winning the drivers' championship five times (between 2000-2004) and the constructors' six times (between 1999-2004).

More to follow as and when it develops...

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Michael Schumacher (GER) , Jean Todt (FRA) Ferrari Sporting Director, Monaco F1 Grand Prix, 24th-27th, May, 2007
Michael Schumacher (GER), Jean Todt (FRA) Ferrari Sporting Director, France F1, Magny Cours, 29th June-1st July, 2007

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October 24, 2009 6:05 PM

But hasn't Schumacher signed a contract with Ferrari to continue doing whatever it is he does at the moment? I think it's taking it too far though, before we know it, we'll have an FIA made up of Ferrari personnel and however hard the fans try there will always be a niggling thing of if they're being biased or not. :)

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