Pirelli boss wants Schumacher for tyre testing role

5 October, 2012

Michael Schumacher (GER) Mercedes GP and Andrew Shovlin (GBR) Mercedes GP Race Engineer look at Pirelli tyres. Formula One World Championship, Rd 17, Indian Grand Prix, Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, New Delhi, India, Practice Day, Friday 28 October 2011. BEST IMAGEOct.5 (GMM) Pirelli has offered Michael Schumacher a job as Formula One tyre tester.

After losing his Mercedes seat to Lewis Hamilton, the seven time world champion announced on Thursday that he is returning to retirement in 2013.

The news has piqued Pirelli chief Paul Hembery’s interest, with the Briton describing the 43-year-old as the sport’s “most experienced tyre tester”.

“If he gets bored in the Swiss mountains, then we will find a job for him,” he laughed, according to Germany’s motorsport-total.com.

“We can’t offer him 20 million, so he would have to do it for the love,” grinned Hembery.

Schumacher was notably critical of Pirelli earlier in 2012, describing the grip offered by the Italian tyres “like driving on scrambled eggs”.

Pirelli conducts private F1 tyre testing with a 2010-specification Renault R30.

Subbed by AJN.


  • javalocco

    Schumacher critisize pirelli, then pirelli give him 20million. Other driver will get some anger i guess.

  • tath

    Pirelli DON’T give him 20million, try reading it again.

  • McLarenfan

    @javalocco:
    Have you forgotten your reading glasses?
    Are you Locco?
    “So he would have to do it for the love”.
    That is for free in any language!!!!!!!

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