Jul.17 (GMM) Nigel Mansell, who was still a grand prix winner at 41, thinks Michael Schumacher could keep racing beyond his 44th birthday.
Whether the seven time world champion signs a new contract with Mercedes is regarded as probably the key to the 2013 driver market.1992 world champion Mansell said of the great German: "He seems to still be having fun driving, he's been on pole, he was third in Valencia -- he still has the speed."If he continues to want it then he could still be around for some time," the Briton said on Austrian Servus TV.So what would Mansell's advice be?"That's a question for Michael and Mercedes," he answered.Last week, Schumacher gave an interview that was interpreted as a strong hint that he wants to stay beyond 2012.Now, he is quoted by the SID news agency: "I'm used to my statements being interpreted. But it's just interpretations and speculation."There will be a time when, together with the team, we make a decision and then announce it," said Schumacher.And then he dropped another hint."We are in a building phase that is extremely exciting and I enjoy being a part of it," he said. "It's nice being able to focus 100 per cent on my passion."
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