Officials deny M. Schumacher to return

Thu, 21 June 2007, 10:37

Michael Schumacher’s manager and spokeswoman have both vehemently denied rumours this week that the seven time world champion could be set to make a return to a Ferrari cockpit in the near future.

While the newly retired German is all signed up to contest the popular ‘Race of Champions’ at Wembley Stadium in December, he is not looking to pull Ferrari out of its so-called crisis by racing or testing its single seaters again, according to Willi Weber and Sabine Kehm.

“That is absolute rubbish,” manager Weber told Sport Bild, also rejecting suggestions this week that Schumacher may already have conducted secret tests in the F2007 racer.

But, confirming that his 38-year-old charge will remain a Ferrari ‘advisor’, Weber added: “I know Ferrari, and with the resources they have, already in the next race everything could be completely different.

“McLaren should not celebrate just yet.”

Schumacher’s spokeswoman Kehm, meanwhile, said of the rumours: “There’s absolutely nothing in it.

“Michael has absolutely no intention of returning to the cockpit,” she told Deutsche-Presse-Agentur.

“Michael has definitely not driven this car. He is completely contented with his life at present. He has never regretted his decision to retire and nothing has changed in that.”

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