Kimi hasn’t asked for advice – M. Schumacher

Mon, 19 February 2007, 02:37

Michael Schumacher has backed away from suggestions that his new role is to act as a sort of ‘mentor’ to Ferrari’s formula one driver lineup.

As Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa continued work in their F2007 cars, the seven time world champion attended last week’s Barcelona test amid claims that he is now being paid several million dollars to give the pair his advice.

The Italian newspaper La Repubblica wrote on Friday: “(Schumacher) could become Ferrari’s new team boss or driver coach.”

‘Focus’, however, quoted the 38-year-old German as insisting: “The drivers have not asked me for advice.”

Schumacher added that he attended the Spanish session simply to catch up with progress on the Maranello based team’s new car.

Other reports in Italy, meanwhile, reveal that Schumacher attends Ferrari’s bi-weekly meetings of upper management, alongside Jean Todt, Mario Almondo, Stefano Domenicali, Aldo Costa and Gilles Simon.


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