He will reportedly earn in the region of 7 million Euros and will attempt to add to his glittering career that includes 7 drivers world championships, 91 victories and 68 pole positions

Mercedes Grand Prix have officially confirmed Michael Schumacher has signed a one year contract as Nico Rosberg's team mate for 2010. He will reportedly earn approximately 7 million euros and will attempt to add more victories to his glittering career that includes 7 drivers world championships, 91 victories and 68 pole positions.

It marks the second attempt by F1's most successful driver to return to the grid. Just last year, Schumacher had agreed to replace the injured Felipe Massa for Scuderia Ferrari, but a previously sustained neck injuring ruined his chances. But Schumacher recently underwent medical checks and is confident he is back to full fitness.

"Mercedes Grand Prix Petronas represents a new challenge for me both in a sporting and a personal context," Schumacher commented. "It is a new chapter in my racing career and I am really looking forward to working with my old friend Ross Brawn and my companions from my days with the Mercedes Junior Programme."

"I am convinced that together we will be involved in the fight for the Formula 1 World Championship next year and I am already looking forward to getting back onto the race track. For me, this partnership closes the circle. Mercedes supported me for so many years when I began my Formula 1 career and now I can hopefully give something back to the brand with the star."

 

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