Schumacher also backs Ferrari quit threat

Michael Schumacher, who won five consecutive world championships for the Italian team, has voiced his support for Ferrari amid its battle with Formula One's ruling body. The 40-year-old German, who stopped racing at the end of 2006 but ...

Michael Schumacher, who won five consecutive world championships for the Italian team, has voiced his support for Ferrari amid its battle with Formula One's ruling body.

The 40-year-old German, who stopped racing at the end of 2006 but remained with the Maranello based team as a part-time advisor, echoed the backing already proffered by Ferrari's current drivers Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen.

"I am in complete agreement with my team," Schumacher is quoted as saying by the Spanish sports daily Marca.

He said the ball is in the FIA's court to settle the dispute.

"Ferrari is very important to Formula One, because without Ferrari, the championship would be a second-class competition.

"There must be an agreement that makes it possible for the Scuderia to remain. F1 without Ferrari seems unimaginable to me," added Schumacher.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Felipe Massa
Teams Ferrari