Ross Brawn upbeat that Schumi will be influential in F1

And his former team boss and mentor Ross Brawn believe that Schumacher’s decision to come out of retirement and race again will inject a lot of drama into the rest of the season. To a large extent, Schumacher’s racing career can be attributed to Brawn’s mentorship who pretty much helped create the legend that he is bringing with him 7 World Championship crowns, both at Benetton as well as in Ferrari.

Brawn has since left Ferrari to be in charge of his own team driven by Briton Jenson Button and Brazilian Ruebens Barrichello. After bringing so much success to Schumacher, Brawn will now try to stop his former protégé from disrupting Button’s hold on the title where he is currently leading.

Brawn said "After Massa's terrible accident, it was natural for him to say yes given the need of his old team. In my opinion there is also another aspect to consider: the fact that this is for a limited time. Michael will return with his usual determination and seriousness, but above all with the intention of having fun. Personally, I admit I'm excited and can't wait to see him at work."

He also added that there is no reason why Schumacher will not win any races because should that happen, it will not be due to the driver but more so because of the car. He said "He has to familiarise himself with the car, but I'm sure if he doesn't win one of the remaining races of the season it will not be his fault, but because Ferrari is not in a winning position."