Jean Todt thinks Michael Schumacher might return to racing ? Formula 1 news
Jean Todt, who is the FIA president, has stated that he thinks Michael Schumacher, who recently retired from Formula 1, might make a return to non-F1 racing competitions.
?Who knows,? Todt said. ?Maybe he will decide to come back to race in a couple of years. His decision (to retire) relates only to Formula one. He could decide to race in other categories.?
Just recently, the German driver enjoyed a day biking with famous bike racers John McGuinness, Randy Mamola and runner-up of 2012 Moto2, Pol Espargaro. Schumacher had stated that it was a proud moment for him to have a drive on two wheels and actually riding the bikes with racers that he admired. He added that he has had a fun day and it was exciting to watch the talent shown by Espargaro.
McGuinness stated that it was amazing to see a legend like Schumacher driving a bike. He told that he had not expected Schumacher to be anything but great on the two wheels; he was really fast and has immense enthusiasm for motorcycles.
Schumacher announced his second and final retirement after Lewis Hamilton decided to move to Mercedes AMG from McLaren. However, the driver?s retirement has nothing to do with any unsettlement with Mercedes. He had announced his first retirement at the end of the 2006 F1 season when he was part of the Ferrari team and Todt was the team boss at that time so that Schumacher has a close relationship with him.
Schumacher had been fighting for his eighth title in 2006 against Fernando Alonso but could not succeed in achieving that goal. During his absence from F1 racing, he remained as an advisor at Ferrari; helping them select new drivers and also took part in motorcycle competitions. He returned to F1 in 2010 with a three year deal with Mercedes in hopes of his eighth title. Mercedes failed to provide a good car so that the return was not a good one.
He has ended his F1 career with seven titles; various note worthy records and has already signed a contract to become a test driver for Kart racing.