If reports by German newspaper Bild are accurate, the 2010 Formula One season just got more interesting.

According to the paper, seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher is set to return to Formula One, only this time, he won’t do it with Ferrari, but instead, with Mercedes.

At the same time, news magazine Focus also reported about Schumacher’s impending deal with Mercedes, saying that the only thing that’s keeping the signing a formality is Schumacher passing a physical.

Sources have also said that “the signature is just a formality. Schumacher feels fit and healthy. The latest (medical) tests were entirely positive”.

Should he pass his physical with flying colors, Schumacher’s deal with Mercedes is expected to be around 3.5 m euros – a far cry from what he used to make while winning titles left and right with Ferrari.

Then again, we’re pretty sure that money is what prompted Schumacher to return to the sport he retired from three years ago. It’s all about the competition for him, an itch couldn’t scratch while sitting around as a consultant for Ferrari.

While nothing has been confirmed yet, there’s no denying that should Schumi return to the sport he once dominated, it’s going to make for a pretty exciting 2010 F1 season.

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Source: Bild

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4 comments:

  (515) posted on 02.4.2010

He has returned and yes he is with Mercedez. Now it will be a more exciting game. I hope to see Massa and Schumacher race it out soon.

  (780) posted on 12.14.2009

maybe MB offered Schumacher much more higher price than Ferrari. WTH Schumacher is the best F1 Driver I know.

  (50) posted on 12.14.2009

"Then again, we’re pretty sure that money is what prompted Schumacher to return to the sport he retired from three years ago."

Typo! "that money is what prompted" is? or isn’t?

Schumi is the best!!!!

  (4) posted on 12.14.2009

I cant see shumi in an other team smiley
hi will be red for ever smiley

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