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Video by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2009-03-25

German Formula One legend Michael Schumacher is on his way to Australia, where he is expected to advise Ferrari's engineers on the eve of the Melbourne GP. The seven-times world champion retired in 2006.

AFP - Seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher is expected to be back in a Formula One pit on race day for the first time since he retired in 2006 when the season begins this Sunday in Australia.
Schumacher's manager Willi Weber has confirmed the 40-year-old will be in Ferarri's pit at the Melbourne Grand Prix circuit to help advise the engineers as his former team's secret weapon.
"It wasn't so important to have him in the pits for the last two years, but with the new rule changes, Michael can help the engineers understand the car better," Weber told German tabloid Bild.
"That is his task, it will be crucial to communicate with the engineers.
"They evaluate the data and Michael's experience will be very important for that."
Schumacher is already on his way to Australia and will then fly to Malaysia for the GP in Kuala Lumpur on April 5 in a bid to help Ferrari drivers Felipe Massa and Kimi Raeikkoenen.

Date created : 2009-03-24