Ferrari superstar, Michael Schumacher has said if the Scuderia fail to return to winning ways this year, he will not extend his deal.

Schumacher, who is the most successful driver in the history of the F1 world championship - and who has won the drivers' crown a record seven times, only won one event last year, and that was the highly controversial US GP, when all the Michelin teams failed to start due to problems with their tyres.

Schumi told German magazine, Der Spiegel that last season was a 'catastrophe', even though he still finished third in the drivers' championship.

"If I don't get the chance to win races this year - and challenge for the title I don't think I'll be very keen to extend my [F1] career," confirmed the 37-year-old, who's deal with Ferrari expires at the end of this year.

Schumacher meanwhile has called on Ferrari boss, Jean Todt to recruit more personnel so that they can regain their form.

"After all the successes between 2000-2005, carelessness crept in," he admitted. "If we want to progress we need more staff. In Formula One you cannot afford to stand still. I want to know where we're heading."

 

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