Michael Schumacher’s manager has denied press reports that predict an imminent end of the seven time world champion’s formula one career.
Willi Weber, 63, referred to a story in ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’ on Wednesday that said Germany’s Schumacher had finally decided to call it a day after October’s grand prix finale in Brazil.
”If you know Michael,” the German told ‘Sport-Information-Dienst’, ”then you know that when he says Monza, he means Monza.”
The Ferrari team plans to announce its 2007 driver lineup at the Italian grand prix next month.
‘La Gazzetta’ said the retirement of Schumacher was linked to Ross Brawn’s apparent decision to stop.
”Without Ross, Schumi does not want to go on,” the press report read.
But Weber was also quoted as saying by ‘Sport Bild’ in Germany: ”Michael has not yet made his decision.”
Schumacher, meanwhile, led an F1 drivers’ football team to victory in Budapest on Wednesday night, and hinted to ‘dpa’ agency: ”If this match is organised next year, I’ll be back.”