Schu’s quit decision ’50-50′ – manager

Thu, 3 August 2006, 06:15

After denying reports that Michael Schumacher has decided to quit formula one, his manager Willi Weber says it is ’50-50′ that the 37-year-old German will race in 2007.

Weber, 63, has already publicised his personal ‘advice’ to Ferrari’s Schumacher that he should call it a day if he lands his eighth title.

”Not many sportsmen choose the optimal time to end their careers,” he is now quoted as saying by ‘Deutsche Presse Agentur’ ahead of the Hungarian grand prix.

”At the moment I estimate the probability at 50-50, but if he wants to go on then I have no doubt he could do it for five more years.”

It is likely that Schumacher’s decision could be influenced by the movements of Kimi Raikkonen, who on Thursday was reported by Finnish newspaper ‘Ilta Sanomat’ as finally signing a five-year deal to drive for Ferrari.

The publication mentioned an annual fee of more than $38.5 million for the 26-year-old.gmmf1

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