Mercedes hasn’t been shining recently. China looks so far in the past. Schum is yet to decide his future. Say what do you think he will do IF HE FINALLY RETIRES. i’ve heard some rumours: (I’m sorry I don’t remember where and when)
Schum will BUY a team (even Mercedes team if they are planning to retire)
Schum will become kind of a director at Mercedes (I think looking for young talents)
He could go on TV
I thought the plan was Schumacher would become a brand ambassador for Mercedes, therefore appearing in advertising and at their corporate events. He may be offered a DTM drive but I doubt he would be interested somehow.
Of course, the question remains to be seen as to how good a manager Schumacher would be. The team could easily go the same way as Prost Grand Prix (though for different reasons – I don’t think a team carrying Schumacher’s name and being the de facto Mercedes works team would suffer for sponsors).
I think Schumacher has stated in the past he’s not into the idea of becoming a team boss. At least, that was around his Ferrari retirement.
More likely, he’d become some sort of ambassador to Mercedes, considering he’s already in their commercials, and is supposedly supervising some of their younger drivers. People tend not to mention Schumacher’s races in sportscars, but I think Mercedes could use his experience in a lot of fields other than F1 as well.
Truth be told, I don’t think he’ll ever race in another series. Maybe he’ll pick up Motorcycles again, but considering he is also a family man and has spent the last 21 years of his life involved in F1 in some shape or another, I don’t see it happening.