Schumacher's Formula 1 future in doubt
28 September 2012 – Michael Schumacher's Formula 1 future is currently in doubt, with Lewis Hamilton being confirmed as his replacement at Mercedes for the 2013 season. The German, who has endured a challenging return to the sport, will now assess his options.
"I have had three nice years with the team which unfortunately did not go as well as we all would have wanted on the sporting side," said Schumacher. "I wish Lewis well and for the team to achieve the success we worked so hard for in the build-up.
"I would like to thank the team for their trust and all the guys for their unconditional commitment. I will now concentrate on the next races."
Schumacher's career has not necessarily been ended by Mercedes's decision to replace him, but if he wishes to remain in the sport he will face a fight to find a seat.