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    MICHAEL SCHUMACHER has been offered a £7million deal to make his sensational F1 comeback with Mercedes.

    MICHAEL SCHUMACHER has been offered a £7million deal to make his sensational F1 comeback with Mercedes.
    The German car giant has stepped up its bid to lure the seven-time world-beater back into the sport.

    Schumacher is considering a return four years after he retired and would spearhead the newly-named team following its buyout of Brawn GP.

    The German, 40, is on a fitness drive after a neck problem ruled out a comeback for Ferrari last season.

    Schuey earned £30m a year in his F1 heyday with Ferrari but driver salaries have since come down dramatically.

    His earnings would be way off double champ Fernando Alonso, who is earning around £15m at Ferrari, and Lewis Hamilton, on £13m at McLaren.

    But triple champ Niki Lauda said: "Money is not an issue for Michael. The question is whether he would want a new challenge."

    Schumacher will race under a radical new points system if he does replace Jenson Button at the Brackley-based outfit.

    F1 chiefs agreed yesterday that race winners will get 25 points instead of 10 with 20 points going to the runner-up, not eight.

    The top 10 finishers will get points instead of the first eight. The change has been made as number of cars goes up from 20 to 26, and aims to encourage top drivers to go for wins.

    Button - who received his championship trophy at the FIA Gala dinner in Monaco last night - likes the new system.

    He said: "It's a great idea. It's nice that you get five points over second for winning.

    "That's important because we all love winning races. I won six races this year and I got just two more points."

    Button is still relishing his title triumph which he sealed with a stunning drive at the penultimate race in Brazil.

    Button, 29, said: "You never get bored of people saying congratulations. In previous years they'd say 'you'll do it in the end' but now it's a nod and a smile."



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    18 Comments

    Original Poster

    http://img39.imagefra.me/img/img39/1/12/12/f_11hi4yb10m_c8c006d.jpg

    i love that pic!!!

    A huge backwards step for Formula One, Schuey was one of the greatest drivers ever. What has he got left to prove? The sport needs to move on to find the next F1 great not pamper the ego of the previous F1 great.

    Sorry Michael, enjoy your retirement, you've given 18 years of joy. Let it rest.

    hes got nothing to prove but still has that racing hunger inside.. people either like him or dont and thats their choice like some other drivers who are currently in F1 i cant stand but thats my choice.. if we all liked the same person there would be no point!

    Original Poster

    CuteKitty26;7206079

    i love that pic!!!



    i like it too:)

    the sun lol, load of bull

    Original Poster

    micoo;7208910

    the sun lol, load of bull



    its not the jst sun mate,its the news and its evrywhr;-)

    flp14344;7208927

    its not the jst sun mate,its the news and its evrywhr;-)



    untill its on the F1 site its bull :lol: he would never drive for anyone but ferrari imo anyway, i dont think its ever gonna happen and i hope it doesnt, hes got nothing to prove so why try

    if its true - slap in the face for jenson button - they only offered him peanuts - mmm we will see

    holly100;7208976

    if its true - slap in the face for jenson button - they only offered him … if its true - slap in the face for jenson button - they only offered him peanuts - mmm we will see



    he wont care, hes at a better team now with more money and most likely at better car

    Original Poster

    micoo;7208955

    untill its on the F1 site its bull :lol: he would never drive for anyone … untill its on the F1 site its bull :lol: he would never drive for anyone but ferrari imo anyway, i dont think its ever gonna happen and i hope it doesnt, hes got nothing to prove so why try



    holly100;7208976

    if its true - slap in the face for jenson button - they only offered him … if its true - slap in the face for jenson button - they only offered him peanuts - mmm we will see



    I guess he is jst bored,maybe he wants new challenge,who does'nt:whistling:

    flp14344;7209004

    I guess he is jst bored,maybe he wants new challenge,who … I guess he is jst bored,maybe he wants new challenge,who does'nt:whistling:



    but its not a new challenge for the best driver in history

    apparently Mercedes offered Jenson more than hes getting a McLaren and reading other sites it says Schumacher has only been offered £3.5 million

    Wouldn't be surprised if he did come back

    Not long ago I saw him on this skysports thing where they were racing different cars indoors, cant remember the name of it. Anyway schuy was still beating everyone and you could tell he still had that hunger, also keeps himself in shape

    micoo;7208910

    the sun lol, load of bull



    OWNED



    woop woop just over 3 weeks till season starts again!!!

    score system will different again to what was in the OP 1-10 places will be

    25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1

    and also there has been a revised tyre rule

    The revised tyre rule sees drivers who reached Q3 having to start the race on the same tyres that they used for the final part of qualifying.

    Banned

    F1 is still the best way to put yourself to sleep on a sunday afternoon....ZZZzzzz

    Banned

    if shuey can still give the youngsters a run for their money then good on him
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