Michael Schumacher will not be influenced by Casey Stonerís retirement
MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner has announced his retirement; an action that will not influence Michael Schumacher to end his career in Formula One. The German legend, Michael Schumacher has confirmed that will continue his career with Formula One Mercedes.
Michael Schumacher left his mark in the Formula One world by winning seven Championships from 1994 to 2004. In spite of his decade long dominance, Michael Schumacher admits he yearns for more. Therefore, the former Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher is indifferent to the early retirement of Casey Stoner.
In his news conference on Wednesday, Michael Schumacher declared that his career will not be influenced by that of the Honda rider. There are a number of reasons as to why Casey Stoner bowed out of MotoGP. It is believed that the main reason behind Casey Stoner’s exit was because of the changes MotoGP had introduced as of late.
Casey Stoner had actually supported Michael Schumacher’s criticism of Formula One after his poor performance in the Bahrain Grand Prix. Michael Schumacher struggles with his Pirelli tyres, something that has drawn criticism from Casey Stoner too.
“Like most who have a little bit of involvement, we were all surprised,” Michael Schumacher said. “So was I. But then you have to respect that. I don’t know his detailed reasons, but he is young enough to have a sabbatical rather than a total stop – but we’ll see.
“There is definitely no parallel with me. Each one is an individual when it comes to why he would decide to retire. At the time (2006), mine had nothing to do with any other reason than that I wanted to do it because I felt like I was tired. That’s it.”
Michael Schumacher’s three-year contract with Mercedes is set to expire at the end of this year. When Michael Schumacher was questioned about his future plans in Formula One he labelled them to be as a matter of “future”.
“The (situation) hasn’t really changed,” Michael Schumacher said. “So far we’re not focusing on what happens next year or in the future. It’s more about what happens right now and the team and myself will get together, so unfortunately for you there’s no news yet (smiles).
“I don’t really want to get involved in deeper discussion other than what I just said, so let’s leave it there.”
Michael Schumacher further stated that for now he was entirely focused towards winning the Monaco Grand Prix. Michael Schumacher last won the race with Ferrari in 2001.