Team boss Stefano Domenicali has indicated that Michael Schumacher is set to remain under contract to Ferrari in 2010 and beyond.

Team boss Stefano Domenicali has indicated that Michael Schumacher is set to remain under contract to Ferrari in 2010 and beyond.

Schumacher, 40, is due to sit down with Ferrari bosses and his manager Willi Weber at Monza this weekend to discuss how to proceed given his expiring agreement as a team advisor.

"We want to find a solution, because Schumacher and Ferrari are inseparable," Domenicali said in an interview with Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport.

He even refuses to rule out a return to the F1 grid for the German.

"In the way in which Michael responded to our call (to replace Felipe Massa), I believe he still has the will in his mind to be a race driver. If not, he would have hung up his helmet," said Domenicali.

The team chief also indicated that Luca Badoer has a future at Ferrari, despite speculation his disastrous two-race stint in Massa's car had irreparably damaged his career.

"We will find a solution not only for him but also for (fellow tester) Marc Gene," Domenicali said.

 

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