Michael Schumacher was invited to look into buying the embattled Brackley based formula one team, his long-time manager Willi Weber has confirmed.

Michael Schumacher was invited to look into buying the embattled Brackley based formula one team, his long-time manager Willi Weber has confirmed.

It was reported earlier this year that the retired seven time world champion might be interested in looking into the Honda team, perhaps in collaboration with his former Ferrari colleague Ross Brawn.

"There was an enquiry," Weber confirmed to the Cologne newspaper Express, "but neither I nor Michael are going to take part in formula one in this way.

"Michael is happy with his life and - as far as motor racing is concerned - I am focused on (managing) the career of Nico Hulkenberg," Weber added.

It also emerged this week that Tony Teixeira, the boss of the A1 GP series, looked into buying the team following the Honda Motor Co.'s announcement that it is withdrawing from the sport.

"Because of the (economic) times, I cannot commit myself to this year's budget," he is quoted as saying by the Singapore newspaper New Paper.

 

 

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