Sep.2 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone on Sunday hinted Michael Schumacher is set to return to retirement.

Eddie Jordan, BBC Television Pundit with Bernie Ecclestone, CEO Formula One Group
Eddie Jordan, BBC Television Pundit with Bernie Ecclestone, CEO Formula One Group

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Asked by Eddie Jordan at Spa-Francorchamps about the seven time world champion's career spanning a 300 Grands Prix, the F1 chief executive answered: "I'm sorry that he's leaving us not being a winner (with Mercedes), because he is a winner."

The surprised former team owner Jordan, now working as a pundit for British BBC One television, asked 81-year-old Ecclestone if his comment means Schumacher is set to return to retirement at the end of the season.

"I don't know, I don't know," Ecclestone quickly replied.