Former Michael Schumacher manager Willi Weber said in an interview with Motorsport-Total that he tried to convince the ex-German driver not to return to Formula 1 in 2010.
He didn’t want to see him come back. Willi Weber, manager of Michael Schumacher during his first career in Formula 1 (1991-2006), said in an interview granted on Friday at the Motorsport-Total site, who opposed the return of the German driver in 2010. After three seasons away from the paddocks, the seven-time world champion had decided to sign up with Mercedes.
“With all due respect, in hindsight, this is the stupidest thing he could have done. He told me he was bored, that he had to drive. I told him said, “Michael, what do you want? You can only lose. You can’t win anymore. You won everything. You’re the best driver in the world. You’re on the highest pedestal there is. You can only lose now. But he didn’t want to hear me, “said Weber. “I wished him the best I could. But I also knew it would probably end badly,” added the businessman.
A complicated return to F1
Highly anticipated, the return to F1 of Schumacher turned out to be more complicated than expected. “Schumi” had struggled to compete with the best. He finished ninth overall in the world championship in 2010, eighth in 2011 and thirteenth in 2012, before retiring permanently. Schumacher has not been seen in public since he was injured in the head in a ski accident on December 29, 2013 in Méribel.
While undergoing further surgery to regenerate his nervous system, The Guardian said earlier this month that the surgery would not take place until the end of the coronavirus epidemic.