Ex-team boss Eddie Jordan makes revelation
20 November 2009

Michael Schumacher is negotiating with the Mercedes Grand Prix team, according to the BBC.

BBC F1 pundit and former team owner Eddie Jordan says Mercedes wants the seven-time champion as its lead driver after taking over title-winning Brawn.

"The possibility is being actively pursued and I believe it is going to happen," Jordan told the BBC.

"It started with a meeting between Michael, Ross Brawn and Daimler chief executive officer Dieter Zetsche at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

"At the moment, it is not possible for Michael to drive for Mercedes because he has a consultancy contract with Ferrari. "But I understand he was due to meet Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo with a view to him being released - and that it will be approved because it is in the interests of F1.

"I believe that is being planned at the moment.

"I also believe Ross and Michael have spoken in recent times and that Michael likes the idea of driving a Mercedes run by Ross. It's a mouth-watering idea.

"Schumacher was bitterly disappointed he didn't get to come back to replace Massa - he's keen to race again. And this is a dream for both parties.

"Michael and Mercedes have go way back - he drove for their sportscar team before he raced in F1, and they were responsible for getting him in to F1. They paid the then Jordan team to give him his debut in 1991.

"He has won all these titles but never driven in F1 for Mercedes."

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20 November 2009

While Luca di Montezemolo is still pushing for a third car at Ferrari, Schumacher himself has been typically cryptic in a way that suggests that the speculation is correct.

He'll be 41, but with the fitness of the average 25-year-old racer, and should the neck injury have properly recovered, he must return. If he does, what a year it will be.

20 November 2009

If Eddie Jordan is saying it, probably best taken with a pinch of salt. :o)

20 November 2009

If this comes true i will cry hot tears of joy.

20 November 2009

I dont have much hope of this happening.

It is not in Ferraris interest to release schumacher.

20 November 2009

[quote The Colonel]If Eddie Jordan is saying it, probably best taken with a pinch of salt. :o)[/quote]

More like half of Guérande. Or Maldon.

20 November 2009

So Button wasn't mad to partner Hamilton after all. Look at the alternative.

20 November 2009

He's had his era, I haven't missed him.

I don't want to see him back, I think he'll struggle to beat Fernando, Lewis, Sebastian and even Felipe and Jenson.

In his heyday he only had to beat one or two drivers, and his teamate wasn't allowed to beat him.

Now, as listed above, there are four or five top class drivers in good cars, it's not the same. Its better.

If he does come back they'll need to clamp down on his driving standards, there have been very few drivers driven off the road since he retired and the parking at Monaco has been better too!

I wonder if Alan Jones has had a word with Frank for 2011?

20 November 2009

[quote noluddite]So Button wasn't mad to partner Hamilton after all.[/quote]

I think Mercedes told Jenson he wasn't their first choice and then they'll want Vettel in 2011.

20 November 2009

One can only imagine the season we're going to have next year if this comes to fruition!

20 November 2009

[quote The Colonel]f Eddie Jordan is saying it, probably best taken with a pinch of salt.[/quote]

Could not agree more. Eddie just can't help himself at playing the vainglorious big shot who knows everyone and everything.

...the band was playing Dixie: double-four time...

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