Video: Michael Schumacher officially signs with Mercedes Formula 1 team

By Auto News Log • December 24th, 2009

It’s official Formula 1 fans, whether you loved him or hated him, Michael Schumacher is returning to F1, and will be a part of the all-German team of Mercedes GP Petronas (formerly known as Brawn GP, the current champion team).

The contract, which reportedly will earn Schumacher around $9.9 million in 2010, will extend until 2013, and depending on how things will be going and how the 41-year-old pilot feels, might stretch out even further.

“The motivation I think is pretty straightforward – the call I got from Ross [Brawn] at the end of November concerning the chance in my hand to go racing,” said Schumacher. “Having this phone call from him, and the circumstances of Mercedes-Benz being involved as the owner, I felt great. I never left the race track. I was tired of F1 by the end of 2006…but after three years of absence I have been getting back all the energy that I am feeling right now. I played around with motorbikes, and I feel ready for some serious stuff now.”

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