Gene: “Schumacher almost rejoined Ferrari”

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Michael Schumacher would have made an F1 comeback for Ferrari instead of Mercedes, reckons test driver Marc Gene.

Writing on his blog for Spanish newspaper El Mundo Gene claims Schumacher would have been the third driver at Ferrari in 2010 had the regulations allowed him him to race.

That would have meant Schumacher teaming up with his 2006 title rival Fernando Alonso as well as Felipe Massa.

It goes some way towards explaining Luca di Montezemolo’s doleful remarks about Schumacher’s “twin brother, identical in every way, who seems to have it in his head to go and race in Formula 1 with Mercedes.”

I’m torn between whether I’d rather see Schumacher return to Mercedes, the team that helped him get his break in international motor racing, or take on Alonso at Ferrari. What do you think?

And did Ferrari give any serious thought to giving Massa the elbow so they could have a Schumacher-Alonso dream team?

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