‘Daimler keen to re-sign iconic Schumi’

Date published: February 19 2012

This season may not be Michael Schumacher’s last in Formula One with reports claiming Daimler are wanting to extend the German’s contract…

This season may not be Michael Schumacher’s last in Formula One with reports claiming Daimler are wanting to extend the German’s contract.

Schumacher returned to Formula One in 2010 having been lured back into the sport by former Ferrari man Ross Brawn and the opportunity to race for an all-German team in Mercedes GP.

Although he has yet to taste the success that many associate with Schumacher; race victories and World titles; the 43-year-old has made steady progress over the last two years.

And should 2012 prove to be another step in the right direction, Schumacher could yet sign an extension.

“He is still the icon of motor sport,” Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche told dpa.

The report added that he believes working with Schumacher is “attractive opportunity” and that the seven-time World Champ “only” costs Mercedes GP seven million euros per year.