Ferrari and Michael Schumacher steered clear of detail on Sunday after announcing that the retired seven time world champion would be CEO Jean Todt’s ‘assistant’ in 2007 and beyond.
Todt said: “We are going to try to use Michael’s vast knowledge and experience of the sport for technical and strategic decisions.
“He is not going to have to be in an office or even at tests or grands prix,” the Frenchman added, “but he will be an invaluable resource for important decisions.”
Schumacher, 37, also indicated at Monza on Sunday that the ‘assistant’ role is not yet fully defined by insisting that his immediate priority is a short break with his family.
“In December I will begin my new life,” the German explained, “and over the coming weeks I will consider how I can contribute in the future to Ferrari.”