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Schumacher on F1 2010 return: 'Anything can happen'

After his spokeswoman Sabine Kehm suggested it would be wise to 'never say never', Michael Schumacher now admits that 'anything can happen' - as speculation about a shock F1 2010 return with Mercedes Grand Prix hots up...
Whilst remaining generally tight-lipped on what is undoubtedly the hot topic of the moment in F1, record-breaking multiple world champion Michael Schumacher – comfortably the most successful driver in the sport's 60-year history – has admitted that 'anything can happen' when pressed about a possible return to competition in 2010.

All sorts of wild speculation has been flying around in recent weeks, from rumours that Mercedes Grand Prix – formerly F1 2009 World Champion Brawn GP – want to poach Schumacher away from Ferrari to join ex-Williams ace Nico Rosberg in an all-German 'super team' next year, to suggestions that the three-pointed star is so desperate to sign the 91-time grand prix-winner that it has told him he 'can have any job in the team' he desires [see separate story – click here].

Moreover, the Kerpen native does not deny that his frustrated near-comeback in-place of injured former Ferrari team-mate Felipe Massa at the Scuderia earlier this year has re-whetted his appetite for the fight – and after competing in Massa's annual charity karting challenge at Florianópolis in Brazil at the weekend, Schumacher confirmed that his motorcycling accident-induced neck injury is no longer a barrier to a comeback, as it was during the summer.

When asked by local journalists whether he is genuinely contemplating a return to the grand prix grid at the age of 41 in 2010, Schumacher enigmatically told Brazilian website Terra: “At the moment I am just concentrated on kart racing, but who knows? Anything can happen.”

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Ruben Zand

December 01, 2009 10:50 AM

Would be good for F1 if he returns. Though I consider him to be a real Ferrari man, so I would be surprised if he will join Mercedes GP. I like to see him back in F1 though :) I think a Hamilton and a Vettel would love it to challenge him aswell...

keech998 - Unregistered

December 01, 2009 10:50 AM

It won't happen, just drumming up some publicity for Mercedes GP, Schumi and Ferrari - keeping them all in the limelight.... Although it would be interesting to have him back..... :-o

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