Bild – Schumacher to announce Retirement on Sunday

Posted: September 6, 2006 by Neeraj in Drivers, Ferrari, Formula-One, Grapervine, Michael Schumacher, Monza, RaceTracks, Teams

Michael SchumacherAs reported on AGI-online

Michael Schumacher is to make the announcement of his retirement from competition at the end of the season when his contract with Ferrari expires, following the Italian Gran Prix on Sunday, reports German newspaper ‘Bild’ today.

His manager, Willi Weber, did not want to make any comment on the news reported by the newspaper. “I would ask everyone to try to understand that I don’t want to discuss this matter before Sunday”.

Do you believe this news, Or is it just another roumer ?? The clock is really ticking now.

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Comments
  1. Haas says:

    Looks like the writing is on the wall, there are 3 driver seats remaining(1 Mc Laren and 2 Ferrari) and 4 drivers bidding for it, Michael, Massa, Kimi and Pedro(considering his recent performances). If Schumi stays either Massa or Pedro will get a tough deal and its more likely to be Massa.

  2. It’s looking more and more likely that he will retire, however for some reason, I still think he and the two teams involved in this silence will surprise everyone…

  3. Elena says:

    Believing Bild is like believing the Daily Star 😉

  4. Taker says:

    Bild is nothing but a gossip magazine . so i wouldnt believe anything that they say. but i believe they could be right on this one. for the first time this season, MS is looking his age. he is making many more mistakes this year. although he still has the pace ( he did awesome laps in Q2 in Turkey and Hungary), he is making a lot more mistakes than the past. if not for his mistakes in melbourne, monaco, hungary and turkey, he could have been ahead in the WDC by now. Im thinking he would announce his retirement this weekend, although a part of me still wants to see him racing. Either way i think we are nearing the end of the Schumi era. I guess i have to prepare myself for life after schumi 🙂

  5. Ollie says:

    With Kovalainen now confirmed at Renault, it is (even more) almost certain that Raikkonen will be driving a Ferrari next year – how can he drive for Ron Dennis after all this? (Of course, Jenson Button did remain at BAR/Honda after all of his shenanigans…)

    So Raikkonen at Ferrari and Schumacher having to compete next to him? – I think Schumacher will announce retirement either on Sunday afternoon or before the season ends in October.

    As Taker says above:

    Either way i think we are nearing the end of the Schumi era. I guess i have to prepare myself for life after schumi

  6. Neeraj says:

    Either way i think we are nearing the end of the Schumi era. I guess i have to prepare myself for life after schumi

    Very well said Taker.

    And given the current form Massa is showing, sidelining him will only create more problems for Ferrari. But then as Team Principle wrote:

    however for some reason, I still think he and the two teams involved in this silence will surprise everyone

  7. Paul F. says:

    Well, let me put it this way if I may. Kimi is much too good of a driver to be sidelined. That’s a given. He’s not going to be with his current team. That is also a given. So what else is left? Well, Ferrari of course. Schumi probably will retire and Massa will hold his seat I’m sure because he’s doing a great job. I hope Kimi can step up his game next year.

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