Ferrari to discuss Schumacher's future

Ferrari plan to open discussions with Michael Schumacher next year to decide if they should continue their association with the seven-times world champion

Ferrari to discuss Schumacher's future

Schumacher's contract as an advisor to Ferrari's F1 and road car work expires at the end of 2009, and the team say that nothing is yet decided about whether they will extend their partnership.

Speaking to Italian magazine Autosprint, Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali clarified Schumacher's situation for next year - and hinted that he was open minded about where the team would go from here.

"He still has a contract with us for next year, so he'll stay with us," Domenicali said about Schumacher's immediate future for 2009. "The activities he has done with us both in the road car department and in the racing one will carry on.

"However, and I'm just saying this from a personal point of view, it's clear that everything must be assessed for what it can bring. So, during the season we'll have discussions to understand whether this collaboration will keep on going."

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