Mercedes GP CEO Nick Fry has described the possibility of Michael Schumacher returning to Formula One as “fascinating”.
Speaking at the Motor Sport Business Forum in Monaco, Fry declined to reveal whether the seven-time world champion was in talks with Mercedes, but did admit his return, as well as one from 1997 champion Jacques Villeneuve, was an interesting prospect.
“I think whether it be Michael or having another prior world champion, it just adds another very interesting element,” said Fry.
“Can someone who's 40 or 41 years old compete against someone who is 24 years old? In other sports people have proven that they're very capable even at that age, and I think that would add another fascinating aspect.
“It's irrelevant whether it's Michael or Jacques, or I was joking with Mika [Hakkinen] the other day that maybe he should throw his hat in...”
Fry said signing an experienced driver was a priority for the team, but the driver didn’t necessarily have to be German. Fry also said an announcement was unlikely before Christmas.