BERLIN, December 23 – Seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher has signed a one-year deal to return to Formula One racing with Mercedes GP for the 2010 season, Bild.de reported on Tuesday evening.
The German, who will be 41 in January, has signed a contract and the deal will be announced imminently.
Schumacher is set to partner fellow countryman Nico Rosberg in the team that won the drivers’ and constructors’ titles in 2009 as Brawn GP.
Bild added that Schumacher he will have the option to continue beyond 2010 if his returns goes well.
He will reportedly earn £6.2m after signing up to reunite with Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn, who masterminded all seven of his titles, the first two with Benetton in 1994-5 and the subsequent five with Ferrari from 2000-4.
Name: Michael Schumacher
Date of birth: January 3, 1969
Birthplace: Kerpen, Germany
Wife: Corinna (married August 1995); children – Gina Maria, Mick
Fastest Laps: 72
Grand Prix debut: 1991, Belgian GP, Jordan
Teams: Jordan (1991), Benetton (1991-1995), Ferrari (1996-2006)
World champion: 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004