During last season, rumours flew that Michael Schumacher was torn between retiring from Formula 1 and joining another team. Many believed that Red Bull had offered the F1-great a job, however at the time, Ferrari boss Jean Todt dismissed the claims as a ‘fantasy’.
This has now been backed up by Dietrich Mateschitz. “Schumacher never received an offer from us,” he stated. “It would have been wrong both for him and for us.”
Mateschitz also agrees with Todt about Schumacher’s future, should he return to the Formula 1 scene – he would only return to one of the sport’s big names. “Schumacher is the biggest name in F1,” Mateschitz explained. “If he comes back, surely it would be with Ferrari or one of the other top teams. It would, of course, be fantastic for Formula 1 but I think it is too premature a topic for the moment.”