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Friday 31 October 2014

Formula One: Michael Schumacher dismisses F1 quit rumours

Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher (left) of the Nazionali Piloti team challenges Ralf Weber of VIP Allstars during a football Charity match at the Am Boellenfalltor arena on July 16, 2008 in Darmstadt, Germany
The Mercedes GP Petronas Formula One team have confirmed that 7-times Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher will make his racing return in 2010 with the Silver Arrows team. Above: Schumacher poses on December 23, 2009 in Brackley, England

Michael Schumacher has dismissed rumours he is poised to quit Formula One for a second time.

An apparently erroneous report in an Italian newspaper last week quoted Schumacher as saying he no longer felt he had the right mind-set for Mercedes, and he would soon be evaluating whether he would continue or stop.

Now Schumacher, who at the Belgian Grand Prix in a fortnight's time will celebrate the 20th anniversary of his F1 debut, has moved to finally end the gossip surrounding 2012.

He said: “Despite some funny rumours and stupid, untruthful stories, I keep repeating myself, that you will see me in 2012.”

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