Ferrari: Schumacher comeback close

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Saturday 19th December, 2009 - 3:33pm

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Michael Schumacher is close to making a comeback to Formula One with Mercedes Grand Prix according to Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemola

Michael Schumacher is close to making a comeback to Formula One with Mercedes Grand Prix according to Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemola

Michael Schumacher appears to be on the verge of a remarkable Formula 1 comeback with Mercedes Grand Prix in 2010.

Ferrari Team President Luca di Montezemolo, talking with reporters in Europe, has stated that he spoke with the seven-time F1 world champ this week and that Schumacher told him that a comeback with the German marque is a ‘very, very, very strong possibility’.

Autosport journalist Tony Dodgins was one of the journalists present at the Ferrari lunch, with his full report for Autosport.com available HERE.

Di Montezemola, who said that a Schumacher-Mercedes deal would have the blessing of Ferrari, is quoted by Autosport.com as saying:

“I hadn’t spoken to him since Abu Dhabi but I spoke to him yesterday (Wednesday).

“He phoned me and he told me that there is a very, very, very strong possibility [of racing for Mercedes-Benz]. Having said that, it is not 100 per cent decided. But that is what he said yesterday morning.”

Schumacher would be a dream recruit for Mercedes Grand Prix, giving the team not only a high profile driver in its first year as a team after taking over BrawnGP recently, but also giving the team an all German driver line-up with Nico Rosberg already signed on for 2010.

Schumacher attempted to make a part-time comeback earlier this year for Ferrari after Felipe Massa was injured in Hungary, but later withdrew as a result of a neck injury sustained in a motorcycle accident.

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