Saturday, 19 December 2009

Michael Schumacher Back to F1 in 2010?

Picture by Schumigirl1956

Rumours are rife that seven time F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher will be lured back to Formula 1 next season behind the wheel of a Mercedes following a sabbatical as "advisor" to Ferrari (and mentor to Felipe Massa).

Dear old Bernie Ecclestone's little piggy eyes have lit up already at the thought of the extra cash that would be generated.

He has already been reported in the media extolling the virtues of a Schumacher return to F1 action.

Ferrari boss di Montezemelo has stated that they would not stand in the way of a Schumacher return with rivals Mercedes and that his return would be a good thing for Formula 1 in general.

Whether it will actually happen remains to be seen. After all we have been in this position before a few months ago...

When Felipe Massa was injured at the Hungarian GP, Schumacher was lined up to replace him for the remainder of the season.

However, due to a neck injury he had to abandon the plan and there then followed the sorry debacle of Luca Badoer and Fisi - surely one of Ferrari's most embarassing seasons ever.

So what do I think (assuming it actually happens)?

I have to say that I am not one of Michael Schumacher's biggest fans.

He is undisputedly highly skilled behind the wheel and can read a race tactically much better than many of his rivals.

However, in my opinion he has a crossed the line on too many occasions as to what I would deem to be appropriate behaviour on the track.....

OK, maybe I'm being too polite here - I mean he has a propensity to cheat when things aren't going his way!

Having said that, the prospect of the current World Champion Button competing with no less than three former World Champions (Hamilton, Alonso and of course Schumacher) could make for an entertaining season.

For Mercedes, pairing up Schumacher with a fellow German driver Rosberg, in a German car with a German engine, would be a marketing dream.

It would be interesting to see how Schumacher would fair in the Mercedes after a long absense from F1 and without the familiar Ferrari team around him.....

If you have found this post interesting, please feel free to leave a comment!

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Himmat Singh said...

Hey there my friend. I am an ardent F1 fan - I guess Schuey will comeback but it will be a huge mistake as his car will be uncompetetive.

Lights 2 Flag said...

Hi Himmat - firstly many thanks for leaving a comment. They are always very welcome.

I'm not 100% convinced that Schumacher will make an F1 comeback.

You have to bear in mind that the Mercedes team was the 2009Championship winning team (as Brawn) and they will have much bigger financial resources in 2010 as a works owned team.

Having said that I believe Brawn's main advantage this season stemmed from their interpretation of the rules and the time it took the other teams to adopt the double diffuser.

All will be revealed in the coming months!


Himmat Singh said...

Ok mayte...the big news is Schuey has signed for Mercedes, a widely predicted but maybe silly move since he has nothing to gain but all to lose.
And yeah, Petronas with Mercedes, and Schuey, is totally awesome, but no, I am sticking with McLaren. I can't simply switch teams like as if I am choosing what to drink. Lol.
Anyways, am glad I have found someone who likes Formula One from the blogsphere.
Mind sharing your Facebook or IM address so we might keep in touch more often?
Also, I have wrote on the Petronas-Mercedes tie-up, so do read it.
Lastly, may I enquire as to whether do you write this stuff 100% by your self or is it otherwise?
Thanks and have a good day and well, I have decided to link you, though I do not expect you to return the favour as my blog is not a dedicated motorsports blog.
Himmat Singh.

Lights 2 Flag said...

Hi Himmat - that will definitely spice things up a bit next year.

I agree he may look silly if things work out with the Mercedes but he will still earn a fortune win or lose.

If you would like to keep in touch please feel free to e-mail me on

You can always subscribe to my blog feed as well.

I will definitely have a look at your post about Petronas/Mercedes.

Every single post on this blog has been written by me 100% (so far at least).

If you would like to write a guest post one day - maybe about the Malaysian GP next year, please let me know.

Thanks for the link. I'll return the favour.

Have a good evening.


Marc said...

Shumy is only again in the F1 to prove it was him not Ferrary who won so many time!

You may wanna take a look at my blog: