Ferrari advisory role for Schumacher

Posted on May 13, 2008 by

Maranello – Michael
may not be competing next year but he will still take an interest in
what is happening on race tracks and will be keeping an eye on upcoming talent.
has said that it would like Schumacher to have an advisory role in
regard to choosing future drivers for the Scuderia, as well as being involved
in the sporting and road car departments.

“Michael
has always been interested in following young drivers,” said CEO Jean Todt
at the Ferrari World Finals at Monza.
“I remember Michael talking to me about Felipe (Massa) when he still was in lesser series. He
also talked to me about Kimi (Raikkonen) before he entered F1, so he has a
unique eye and it will be important to allow us to make choices on the drivers
of the future and also to follow the current drivers.”

Schumacher has
not yet confirmed what his position will entail. “I can’t say anything
precise about what I will do in the future and I don’t want to define my role
inside Ferrari yet,” he said. “I will take a break in the coming
months, and then I will be more clear about what I want to do. Ferrari have
left me free to decide and have given me the time that I need to make up my
mind.”

Meanwhile, Ross
Brawn, who steps down from his position of technical director, has not ruled
out a return to Maranello. Brawn’s intention is to meet with Todt and Ferrari
President Luca di Montezemolo in the middle of 2007 to discuss how things are
going on both sides and to see if there is a role for Brawn to play in the
future. “I just feel I need to have a little break to recharge my
batteries and also to give some other guys at Ferrari an opportunity to show
what they can do when they are given full responsibility,” Brawn said. He
will be replaced by Mario Almondo.

 

Meanwhile, Ross
Brawn, who steps down from his position of technical director, has not ruled
out a return to Maranello. Brawn’s intention is to meet with Todt and Ferrari
President Luca di Montezemolo in the middle of 2007 to discuss how things are
going on both sides and to see if there is a role for Brawn to play in the
future. “I just feel I need to have a little break to recharge my
batteries and also to give some other guys at Ferrari an opportunity to show
what they can do when they are given full responsibility,” Brawn said. He
will be replaced by Mario Almondo.

 

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