After Schumacher opts not to sign another contract with Mercedes he has been linked with a sensational return to former team Ferrari, or a switch to the much smaller Sauber outfit. The 43-year-old driver will be replaced at famous German marque Mercedes by the 2008 drivers’ champion Lewis Hamilton after the latter confirmed he is to leave McLaren.
But Schumacher will probably take his time before making a decision on his future.
Michael Schumacher returned to the elite division of motorsport in 2010 after four years in retirement; he won five successive titles with Ferrari between 2000 and 2004 and was one of the sport’s most divisive characters.
Schumacher is currently 12th in the drivers’ championship standings on 43 points, 151 behind the current leader, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso. He has six races left with Mercedes, beginning this weekend in Japan.