Bernie Ecclestone believes that Michael Schumacher will walk away from Formula One if he cannot reverse his current poor form.
The seven-time champion has struggled on his return to Formula One; making a number of errors and seemingly being unable to consistently get on terms with his team-mate Nico Rosberg.
As a result, the F1-surpremo does not expect the German to remain in the sport, unless Mercedes can give him a race-winning car.
“If Schumacher doesn’t perform I doubt whether he will want to stay,â€ Ecclestone told City A.M, adding that “he is obviously fit, motivated and talented but the car hasn’t been up to him.â€
Ecclestone also reiterated his desire to see Sebastian Vettel win this year’s championship, declaring that Red Bull deserves to win this year’s championship.
“Red Bull bought a team that was no good, it’s not like they bought Ferrari,â€ said 79-year-old.
Additionally, Ecclestone also had some words of encouragement for Mark Webber, stating: “Mark has done a good job. “I would never have believed it at the beginning of this year if somebody had said to me he is going to do this.â€