Ecclestone concedes that the rumours are gathering pace
8 December 2009

Michael Schumacher's comeback to Formula One is looking increasingly possible, according to the sport's promoter Bernie Ecclestone.

Speaking to the Times newspaper Ecclestone, who previously dismissed suggestions the seven-time champion could return, said: "I would personally doubt that he's going to make a comeback but, having said that, it's maybe getting a bit stronger than a rumour."

Ecclestone also admitted that the return of Schumacher would be good for the sport.

"Oh, it would be magic," he said. "You saw the interest he created when he was going to come back after Felipe Massa had his accident."

BMW refugee Nick Heidfeld is reported to be waiting in the wings to sign a Mercedes contract if Schumacher doesn't return, but Ecclestone said Mercedes shoudl wait on a Schumacher decision.

"Well, you'd have to pick Michael, wouldn't you?" he said. "There's no discussion about that. It's the obvious thing. Whether or not it's going to happen, I don't know. If I was Michael I wouldn't do it, but I'm sure he knows he could get the job done."

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8 December 2009

I'm still have serious doubts over Schumacher's neck injury story he (allegedly) sustained during testing to replace Massa.

Personally, I think it was a crafty story to save face for Schumacher from the fact that he could no longer cut it. Even an in-spectacular-form driver such as Fisichella struggled when he moved to Ferrari.

Schumacher was the best. No doubt about it. But he can only become a Champion again if he is in tip-top shape has ample amounts of testing, not to mention a car that is designed and developed for his driving style and the team to be 110% behind him, at the expense of the other driver.

8 December 2009

[quote Chunkster]I'm still have serious doubts over Schumacher's neck injury story he (allegedly) sustained during testing to replace Massa.[/quote]

You mean the neck injury he sustained in February while motorcycling. Kinda throws cold water on your theory.

8 December 2009

Yes, Schumacher had the bike accident in early 2009.

But would he have had those F1 tests if he was still suffering from those injuries sustained in the bike accident?

:)

8 December 2009

What's Schumacher's agent called? Willi Wontee?

8 December 2009

Very funny!,but this is food and drink for Bernie, the "What if" cherry, what it really comes down too is, has Schuey still got it?, we all want to know, and can he stick it to the young guns?

Peter Cavellini.

8 December 2009

Bernie must make mention of F1 after the departure of three manufacturers ....

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