Gene: Schumacher almost rejoined Ferrari
December 29, 2009
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Ferrari test driver Marc Gene has revealed that Michael Schumacher had almost rejoined Ferrari, before deciding to move to Mercedes.
In his blog for Spanish newspaper El Mundo (http://www.elmundo.es/elmundodeporte/especiales/2009/03/f1/blogs/marcgene.html), Gene claims that Schumacher would have been the third driver for Ferrari for 2010.
It is understandable, in my view, to see why he opted to move to Mercedes. The Alonso-Massa combination was not going to change, and Michael was never going to be happy with a third driver slot. Therefore, moving back to Mercedes with Ross Brawn seemed the better option.
A few days ago, he thanked the tifosi for their support over the years, but will it remain after this move?