Todt: Schu will keep racing

Ferrrari's Jean Todt says retirement will be far from Michael Schumacher's mind despite racking up his seventh World Championship in the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. The German was second behind Kimi Raikkonen in Sunday's race, but it was enough to hand him the top prize

Todt: Schu will keep racing

Ferrrari's Jean Todt says retirement will be far from Michael Schumacher's mind despite racking up his seventh World Championship in the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps.

The German had to settle for an unusual second spot behind McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen to clinch his fifth consecutive world title, but mattered not in a season the 35-year-old has dominated from the off. And there's more to come, according to Ferrari's team manager Todt.

"I think it's an enjoyable experience for him now which he has no wish to end," Todt told Reuters. "He has nothing to prove but he drives for pleasure. He does the job, which is his passion, to drive for a team that he loves and he is loved by the team.

"In a way it might seem extraordinary but he's still young, he's very motivated, he's very fit and he feels good. He's in an environment which brings him joy, serenity, the feelings that he enjoys, so there's no reason for him to finish."

While Ferrari still has the 'Dream Team' in place, consisting Todt, technical director Ross Brawn and designer Rory Byrne, Schumacher is certain to continue.

"We have such a unique relationship," Todt added. "There's nothing special, it's just that we aim for the same final result and we just feel so much happiness and reward if we can achieve it.

"Sometimes it's hard to believe what has happened over the last years What Ferrari is doing, what Michael is doing for Ferrari, it has never happened in the whole history of motorsport so it's just fantastic.

"We have scored 216 points out of a possible 252. That does make you think what it does mean, as an effort from the team to achieve that. It's the best reward we could dream of."

Incidentally, Schumacher has called a press conference on the first day of testing at Monza this week, could retirement be on his mind? Click HERE to read Autosport.com's latest feature on what the newly-crowned champion may be thinking.

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