Schumacher plays down Ecclestone retirement comments

Michael Schumacher has played down Bernie Ecclestone’s suggestion that he is planning to retire from Formula One again.

“I’m sorry that he’s leaving us not being a winner (with Mercedes),” the F1 chief executive told BBC One television before the Belgian grand prix.

Schumacher, 43, smiled when asked about Ecclestone’s comments after the race.

“I guess he said: ‘If I would leave’,” the great German said. “I told him (Ecclestone) yesterday I had not made a decision about my future.”

Mercedes’ Norbert Haug said on German television Sky: “(Regarding Schumacher’s future) There is nothing new to report.”


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