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SBD Global/October 5, 2012/People and Pop Culture
Seven-Time F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher Announces Second Retirement
Published October 5, 2012
MOVING FORWARD: In London, Giles Richards reported Schumacher said of his future plans: "I have options, and you know some of the options, but we will decide when the time is there." Brawn, who described Schumacher as the "greatest racing driver of this century," had suggested to the BBC last week that "there may be a role for him at Mercedes." Brawn said, "We would like him to stay involved with Mercedes. There is a lot of things he can contribute -- perhaps on the racing car side but certainly on the road car side and I think that is something he would enjoy a great deal" (GUARDIAN, 10/4). The SID wrote that Schumacher's former Manager WILLI WEBER describes his decision to retire at the end of the season as "absolutely rational." Weber thinks that Schumacher "will stay connected to Mercedes." Weber said, "I guess he will take on the role of brand ambassador for Mercedes. However, he's an adrenaline junkie who needs his fixes" (SID, 10/4).