Schumacher supported by Mercedes boss
31 May, 2011
May 31 (GMM) Michael Schumacher has received the full backing of Mercedes’ big boss Dieter Zetsche.
Zetsche, the chairman of the German carmaker’s parent Daimler, was responding to renewed calls for 42-year old Schumacher to return to retirement after disappointing performances since he returned to Formula 1 last year.
But the seven time world champion had a better weekend in Monaco despite retiring from the race, which he won five times in the first phase of his career, and Zetsche said Schumacher still has time to show he is in top form.
“Last year we gave him a bad car,” Zetsche told Bild newspaper. “So it was difficult for him to come back like that and prove himself again.
“I think we will see some positive surprises this year,” he added.