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Brawn Welcomes Schumacher’s Return

Posted in Brawn GP, Ferrari, Formula 1, Michael Schumacher with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2009 by autoracingpower

michael_schumacher_2Ross Brawn, the mastermind behind Michal Schumacher’s seven Championships, is excited about Schumi’s return as long as it doesn’t disrupt Brawn GP’s Jenson Button Championship in 2009. Brawn has gotten to know Schumacher well over the years, and was not surprised when the he accepted the opportunity to jump back in a Ferrari after his retirement in 2006.

“After Massa’s terrible accident, it was natural for him to say yes given the need of his old team,” Brawn told Gazzetta dello Sport.

Schumacher has been affiliated with the Ferrari Formula 1 team since his retirement as an advisor for the team.

“Michael will return with his usual determination and seriousness, but above all with the intention of having fun.

“Personally, I admit I’m excited and can’t wait to see him at work.”

“He has to familiarize himself with the car, but I’m sure if he doesn’t win one of the remaining races of the season it will not be his fault, but because Ferrari is not in a winning position.”

Schumacher will be return to Formula 1 on August 23rd in Valenica, Spain.

Source: Planet F1

Michael Schumacher Return Welcomed by Rivals

Posted in Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Formula 1, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2009 by autoracingpower

Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher

Forget the radical regulation changes, the withdrawal of BMW from the championship, Felipe Massa’s life-threatening accident and the potential break-up of Formula 1, the focus of Formula 1 is clearly on the return of F1 legend Michael Schumacher.

Schumacher will return to Formula 1 on August 23rd in Valencia, Spain for the European Grand Prix in place of the injured Felipe Massa for Ferrari.

Current Formula 1 drivers are welcoming the return of Schumi.

“It will be good to have Michael back out there racing again,” said Button.

“There are very good people out there racing at the moment, but to have Michael there again will be very special, although I’m sure we all wish Felipe was there also.”

Current Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton has also commented on Schumacher’s return, saying it will be an “honour and a privilege” to compete against the F1 “legend.”

“I am excited by the possibility of Michael Schumacher’s return to Formula 1 assuming it happens, but my thoughts are still with Felipe and his family following his terrible accident in Hungary,” said Hamilton.

“Michael is one of the sport’s greatest competitors and a legend in his own right and it would be great to compete against him.

“The whole world will be watching his return to the cockpit in Valencia and it will not only be fascinating to see how he readies himself for his grand prix comeback but also an honour and a privilege to race against him for the very first time. I wish him well.”

Source: PlanetF1.com

Michael Schumacher Returns to Formula 1

Posted in Felipe Massa, Ferrari, FIA, Formula 1, Michael Schumacher with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 29, 2009 by autoracingpower
Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher only needs to pass an FIA physical in order to fill Felipe Massa’s spot at Ferrari for the remainder on the season. The seven-time Formula 1 world champion should have no problem with the physical since he’s been keeping fit by racing motorcycles and moonlighting as the Stig. Schumacher should be available to make his Formula 1 return at next month’s Europena Grand Prix in Valencia.

Schumacher never really left Ferrari as he has been on board as an advisor since his 2006 retirement. Expect Valencia, Spain to be extra red on August 23 when Ferrari’s hero returns.