Bernie wants Schu to race in F1 'for ever'

F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone would like Michael Schumacher to make his Formula One comeback permanent. "That's not up to me," the Briton said in interview with Sunday's edition of the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag. "Perhaps Ferrari...

F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone would like Michael Schumacher to make his Formula One comeback permanent.

"That's not up to me," the Briton said in interview with Sunday's edition of the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag.

"Perhaps Ferrari will succeed; I am sure they would like to keep him there. I would be happy if Michael drives for ever," Ecclestone added.

At the end of a bitter political feud in F1, and amid the news of BMW's departure and the injuries sustained by Felipe Massa, Ecclestone said the news of Schumacher's comeback was the best of the 2009 season.

"I have often talked to him about coming back," the 78-year-old added. "The fitness tests will not be a problem. And if Michael drives, he is fast."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Felipe Massa , Bernie Ecclestone
Teams Ferrari