A Michael Schumacher comeback would be good for Formula One, Mercedes Grand Prix chief executive Nick Fry said today.
Mercedes, who have taken over the title-winning Brawn team, have been linked in media reports with the retired German great now that Britain’s world champion Jenson Button has moved from Brawn to McLaren.
Fry refused to confirm any talks with Schumacher, saying only that “we are discussing things with a number of different drivers”, but said the sport should welcome the return of anyone of his stature.
“I think whether it be Michael or another prior world champion, I think that just adds another very interesting element,” he told Reuters at a motorsport business forum in Monaco.
“Can a 40 or 41-year-old compete against someone who is 24 years old? In other sports people have proven that they are very capable even at that age,” he added.