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#15301 Urawa

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 15:48

Just received the newest Sport Bild issue.
Michael extended his contract untill 2013. It was already agreed at Singapur, he has a clause that allows him to take an option for 2014 or stepping in as an advisor for example from there on.
Reading the article, it looks like him and Clear get along very nicely and it seems like he´ll stay on Michael´s side of the garage next year too.

Edited by Urawa, 08 November 2011 - 15:48.


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#15302 FlashMaster

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 15:58

Just received the newest Sport Bild issue.
Michael extended his contract untill 2013. It was already agreed at Singapur, he has a clause that allows him to take an option for 2014 or stepping in as an advisor for example from there on.
Reading the article, it looks like him and Clear get along very nicely and it seems like he´ll stay on Michael´s side of the garage next year too.


Woooop Wooop :clap:

Thank you Urawa!

Edited by FlashMaster, 08 November 2011 - 15:59.


#15303 weston

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 16:09

Just received the newest Sport Bild issue.
Michael extended his contract untill 2013. It was already agreed at Singapur, he has a clause that allows him to take an option for 2014 or stepping in as an advisor for example from there on.
Reading the article, it looks like him and Clear get along very nicely and it seems like he´ll stay on Michael´s side of the garage next year too.


I did not see it coming.

#15304 schubacca

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 16:12

I did not see it coming.


I get the sense that Jock Clear is a fella that is very passionate about the driver that he is associated with. He was always backing up Jacques Villeneauve and Rubens Barachello. Now he is a strong support for MS. I find that interesting looking at the past. But, the chap is loyal.

#15305 nateshan

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 16:21

Just received the newest Sport Bild issue.
Michael extended his contract untill 2013. It was already agreed at Singapur, he has a clause that allows him to take an option for 2014 or stepping in as an advisor for example from there on.
Reading the article, it looks like him and Clear get along very nicely and it seems like he´ll stay on Michael´s side of the garage next year too.

:up: :up:

#15306 Richardc

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 16:23

I will be extremely pleased if true... but 'until' is usually 'up to'? so no change

#15307 Sarkon

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 16:25

Surprised he did it now already. Obviously, for whatever reason, he´s thinking this team can deliver a championship car. We´ll see.

#15308 George Costanza

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 16:35

To be honest, considering the comments by Ross, I am not shocked that Schu signed an extra year.

#15309 Szoelloe

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 16:37

poor Rosberg...

#15310 Diablobb81

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 16:48

So he took the option to race in 2012 or did he really extend for 2013 too?

#15311 Urawa

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 17:04

sorry for the confusion. He´ll race in 2013 and has an option for another year (2014)

#15312 Szoelloe

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 17:04

So he took the option to race in 2012 or did he really extend for 2013 too?


IF it is true, then it is for 2013. 2012 was always part of the deal.

pipped me Urawa :)

Edited by Szoelloe, 08 November 2011 - 17:05.


#15313 Diablobb81

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 17:12

sorry for the confusion. He´ll race in 2013 and has an option for another year (2014)


Wow, great. :clap: :clap:

Szoelloe, i know that the contract was for 2012. But for 2012 there was always talk about an option being exercised.

#15314 Szoelloe

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 17:20

Wow, great. :clap: :clap:

Szoelloe, i know that the contract was for 2012. But for 2012 there was always talk about an option being exercised.


I think it was a get-out option


#15315 Sakae

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 17:30

Just received the newest Sport Bild issue.
Michael extended his contract untill 2013. It was already agreed at Singapur, he has a clause that allows him to take an option for 2014 or stepping in as an advisor for example from there on.
Reading the article, it looks like him and Clear get along very nicely and it seems like he´ll stay on Michael´s side of the garage next year too.


Wow, I would like a second confirmation. I was always suspecting he might choose to stay active some more, but I thought we would hear about it only in incoming months. If true, that will clear calendar for many hopefuls. On my part I will be elated once confirmed on MGP site.

#15316 cheapracer

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 17:45

Yup, anyone who thought that world championship winning F1 teams put intelligent, knowledgeable engineers on their pitwall is a fool!


Benneton's results of the time speak for themselves .... of course one could put it down to not having Schumacher to inspire them.

#15317 cheapracer

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 17:47

sorry for the confusion. He´ll race in 2013 and has an option for another year (2014)


Which will take him to 45. If he is still totally fit I can see him going to 47 - same age as Fangio retired.

Glad to see it's obviously a great passion for him, no other reason for him to be there.


#15318 spacekid

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 18:00

Well this is fantastic news!! I'm absolutely delighted :up:

I see no reason for MS not to continue if he can keep going as he has been since Canada. If he was getting worse or showing poorly in races then I would have reservations, but his races have been pretty strong lately.

Although I doubt Michael will race at the front again, I am still enjoying his racing for 5th places - I know some might sneer at this. But the way I see it its the best he can realistically do with the machine and he really does look up for the fight at the moment. Even when it goes a bit wrong (or a bit 'Singapore) at least he is still trying his hardest to get great positions, and even though sometimes frustrating I'm enjoying him being there.

Rarely is a race dull with Schumi in it!

In fact I think that if he was 26 Michael would be something of a cult figure, rather like Kobayashi. He clearly isn't performing in quali, and has had some silly crashes, but he is making a lot of overtakes and has shown some strong races. Although I honestly wouldn't call Schumi WDC material any more (prove me wrong Michael!) I very much believe he is worth a place on the grid for a few more years on performance alone. If his age and name weren't relevant, given that he and Nico are very evenly matched on points and generally race finishing position justifies this.

#15319 salamin

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 18:03

Just received the newest Sport Bild issue.
Michael extended his contract untill 2013. It was already agreed at Singapur, he has a clause that allows him to take an option for 2014 or stepping in as an advisor for example from there on.
Reading the article, it looks like him and Clear get along very nicely and it seems like he´ll stay on Michael´s side of the garage next year too.


what is Jock's current position at MGP again ?

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#15320 T-Mobile

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 18:09

Well this is fantastic news!! I'm absolutely delighted :up:

I see no reason for MS not to continue if he can keep going as he has been since Canada. If he was getting worse or showing poorly in races then I would have reservations, but his races have been pretty strong lately.


I agree, but if he can sort out his qualy issues and gets a better car next year I think he can challenge for podiums. If anything he has shown that he is still one hell of a racer.

To quote Sebastian Vettel, "Michael really knows how to make his car wide."

:up:


#15321 Richardc

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 18:09

I thought that about racing at the front. But he has been at pace at times with Hamilton, Massa etc at points while in a much worse car. I have no doubt he's top 3 on the grid at wheel to wheel racing, so i don't see why not if the car's good.

#15322 T-Mobile

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 18:11

I thought that about racing at the front. But he has been at pace at times with Hamilton, Massa etc at points while in a much worse car. I have no doubt he's top 3 on the grid at wheel to wheel racing, so i don't see why not if the car's good.


I tend to agree. I don't want to get my hopes up, but given similar performing machinery, I don't see why MS can't take the fight to the other top dogs. If not he'd surely be able to pick up the pieces when mistakes are made ahead of him.

#15323 Math89

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 19:25

Bild...

Same guys who have been saying for two years in a row that Raikonnen would drive for Red Bull...

I'll just wait untill I read/hear something official.

#15324 Poep

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 19:37

Bild...

Same guys who have been saying for two years in a row that Raikonnen would drive for Red Bull...

I'll just wait untill I read/hear something official.

Yeah, but also the same guys to anounce Michael's return to F1 1 day before it was anounced by MS/Merc...

Anyway, if true, this would be the best news since his comeback. Would hate it if Rosi would profit from Aldo Costa's talent and MS not in 2013 (because of retirement).

Urawa, if you could provide us with a scan of that article, that would be great :)

Edited by Poep, 08 November 2011 - 19:40.


#15325 Sazh

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 19:46

Which will take him to 45. If he is still totally fit I can see him going to 47 - same age as Fangio retired.

Glad to see it's obviously a great passion for him, no other reason for him to be there.


Yup! He already has more cash than many countries in Europe :p so indeed passion must be burning in his heart. And even when he retires I hope he still keeps on being involved in the sport, maybe being a team boss or something like that.

Edited by Sazh, 08 November 2011 - 19:47.


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Posted 08 November 2011 - 23:29

Yup! He already has more cash than many countries in Europe :p so indeed passion must be burning in his heart.


The logic is: if you have more cash than some countries you are looking for something else to feed your "EGO"!


#15327 Sazh

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 23:36

The logic is: if you have more cash than some countries you are looking for something else to feed your "EGO"!

:mad:

#15328 SeanValen

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 00:21

Which will take him to 45. If he is still totally fit I can see him going to 47 - same age as Fangio retired.

Glad to see it's obviously a great passion for him, no other reason for him to be there.




His phyiscal age is way younger then his passport age. You know with the lack of testing, he's got more time to dedicate to fitness then he did in the 90s, plus more time to rest between races, it's not like 1998 where he was on the go/testing/gp/testing/gp/catching a flight, ferrari only got extra test drivers after he won the title in 2000, he gets to see his family more now. It works out fine for him, and Brundle was commenting in the last race just what immense condition Schumacher is in.

He's fired up, means business, in 2010 alot of doubts were around which I understand, this year he's made believers of non believers of his performance/fitness/dedication, had the Mercedes been a second faster, or half a second faster in the races this year, there would of been some interesting dicussions other then 4th places, fingers crossed for a fruitful 2012 car.

If 2013 is for sure, that means Schuey will race in New York, that'll be cool.

Edited by SeanValen, 09 November 2011 - 00:22.


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Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:59

Bild...

Same guys who have been saying for two years in a row that Raikonnen would drive for Red Bull...

I'll just wait untill I read/hear something official.



As much as I've dislike Bild: they were always very close to the Schumacher clan, since the Willi Weber times. At times I had the impression that they had a deal with Schumacher to exclusively announce big news first.

#15330 cheapracer

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 06:08

Yup! He already has more cash than many countries in Europe


Mate I spent more cash on my lunch today than some Euro countries have got.


When I say MS may go to 47 I mean it as a record equalizer to Fangio. I have no proof of that in any way of course nor for the other thing that I believe might be a personal target - 100 GP wins.

"8 WDC's" has little meaning really.

BTW at this point in time has won 92 of 847 = 11%. That's 11% of all of the entire Grand Prixs ever run in the entire history of F1.

If he doesn't win a race in 2012 or 2013 this figure may tragically drop to only 10% of all of the entire Grand Prixs ever run in the entire history of F1. :lol: ;)

Edited by cheapracer, 09 November 2011 - 06:23.


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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:00

Thanks Urawa even if it is not official, it made my day. It will be amazing to see him again making his team a winner team.

Edited by thrillercd, 09 November 2011 - 09:05.


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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:05

I think, MS is doing it only to piss off Moss and Stewart. They already put the end of his F1 carrier. :p

Edited by ivand911, 09 November 2011 - 09:06.


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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:28

Great news another 2 years with Michael on the grid, looking forward to him winning the first race with Mercedes.
Vettel and Schumi together on the podium. :cool:

Here's the Sportbild article (German)
http://sportbild.bil...ilberpfeil.html

#15334 ivand911

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:29

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#15335 Jordana

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:37

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Good looking guy this Mario Gomez... :love:

#15336 cheapracer

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:46

Good looking guy this Mario Gomez... :love:


You know the first thing I did was check your profile that you were female :lol:


#15337 as65p

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:52

Just received the newest Sport Bild issue.
Michael extended his contract untill 2013. It was already agreed at Singapur, he has a clause that allows him to take an option for 2014 or stepping in as an advisor for example from there on.
Reading the article, it looks like him and Clear get along very nicely and it seems like he´ll stay on Michael´s side of the garage next year too.


Hope it's true! :clap:

Also the bit about the advisory role... fear the return of "the owl"! :p

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 13:02

The logic is: if you have more cash than some countries you are looking for something else to feed your "EGO"!

Well yes, quite obviously the only reason he wants to stay to try and win another world championship is to prove to everyone else and himself that he can still be the best at that age, that's why all the drivers are out there, it's purely selfish, if they didn't care about winning they wouldn't be there, they all want to be considered the best and they all have some of the biggest egos going, that's part of becoming the best, thinking you're the best.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 14:09

:cat: Would have a special "touch" if mercedes will give a contract to Schumi till 2013 and Rosberg without prolongig his one!

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#15340 ivand911

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 15:57

:cat: Would have a special "touch" if mercedes will give a contract to Schumi till 2013 and Rosberg without prolongig his one!

And you wonder why is that, of course.


#15341 Tardis40

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 16:09

"Michael really knows how to make his car wide."


I wonder if he owns a vintage Pontiac???



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Posted 09 November 2011 - 17:35

:cat: Would have a special "touch" if mercedes will give a contract to Schumi till 2013 and Rosberg without prolongig his one!


Rosberg should stay, he can learn from MS, Brawn and Co. what it takes to build up a team and car - if it doesn't succeed he's got that knowledge to carry with him forever as a driver and if they do succeed he is either better than MS or he isn't, if he isn't he doesn't deserve to win anyway at Benz or another team.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 18:18

Rosberg should stay, he can learn from MS, Brawn and Co. what it takes to build up a team and car - if it doesn't succeed he's got that knowledge to carry with him forever as a driver and if they do succeed he is either better than MS or he isn't, if he isn't he doesn't deserve to win anyway at Benz or another team.

It could also be that Michael's better connections from previous F1 years help to build the team around him. I think Rosberg will still look good, however. What he needs even more than beating his team mate is a race winning car ad possibly collecting experience in a WDC fight in the next couple of years.

I think a main motivation for MS is that he sees 2013 as a year in which he may have a serious shot at the WDC again.


#15344 apoka

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 19:12

http://www.sport1.de...kel_480383.html

Relevant information: It's a "handshake contract" at the moment (done in Singapur between Brawn and MS). Details still need to be done. Rosberg primary goal is to win with Merc, but also keep other options.

#15345 ivand911

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 12:33

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 12:46

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Corinna is attending a race after a long time! :) The last race she attended was probably Canada this year.

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#15347 Richardc

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 12:47

Shame there will be no rain this weekend aswell...

#15348 ivand911

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 13:05

Michael is looking like schoolboy with this outfit. :p Like boy scout.

#15349 Tarzaan

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 15:48

Schumacher to extend Mercedes deal?

According to reports in German newspaper Bild, Michael Schumacher will race on for the Silver Arrow until the end of 2013, after agreeing to a one-year extension to his original three-year deal.

http://www.crash.net...cedes_deal.html

#15350 merschu

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 16:07

Schumacher to extend Mercedes deal?

According to reports in German newspaper Bild, Michael Schumacher will race on for the Silver Arrow until the end of 2013, after agreeing to a one-year extension to his original three-year deal.

http://www.crash.net...cedes_deal.html



Schumi has already denied this report saying he wants more time to decide whether to continue or not! I guess he wants to see how good the Mercedes GP car is next season before committing for a new contract.


Michael Schumacher wants more time to decide on Formula 1 future

Michael Schumacher wants more time before deciding if he wants to extend his Formula 1 career with Mercedes GP, despite team-mate Nico Rosberg sorting out a fresh deal with the outfit.

http://www.autosport...rt.php/id/96059