Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has hinted that the team may try and run three cars next season in a bid to allow Michael Schumacher to return to F1.
In an interview with Italian newspaper La Stampa, di Montezemolo explained that Ferrari had chosen to go with Schumacher as Felipe Massa s replacement, rather than a younger driver, thanks to his racing success.
“Well, we are still taking about Michael Schumacher,â€ di Montezemolo commented. “He s 40 but he s still from another planet!
“I prefer the champion, even if slightly older, to a mediocer driver, even if he s young. Our team needed some great input.
“We are continuining to fight until that right to start with three cars next season and ont I d hand over to Michael with pleasure. I prefer three McLaren and three Renault to three whatevers. With BMW gone, there s not much to say, but there s lots to do.â€
Di Montezemolo also demonstrated how committed Schumacher was to his comeback.
“He lost four kilos,â€ di Montezemolo continued. “Same weight as in October 2006 when he raced for the last time in Brazil. You can imagine how he took it. We have faith in Luca Badoer, who s one of us. Destiny has given him a unique change and now he has to make the best out of it. We will support him with all we ve got.â€