Mercedes not ending contract with injured Schumacher

Michael Schumacher 25.11.2012 Brazilian Grand Prix
Michael Schumacher 25.11.2012 Brazilian Grand Prix / XPB

Mercedes has vowed to stick with Michael Schumacher as the F1 legend continues his recovery from a skiing fall last December.

In June, as Schumacher remained in intensive care, one of the great German's personal sponsors - the bottled water brand Rosbacher - said it would end its advertising deal with the former Ferrari and Mercedes driver.

Daimler chairman Dieter Zetsche, however, said Mercedes-Benz is not looking to terminate its contract with brand ambassador Schumacher despite the seven time world champion's continuing recovery in a Swiss rehabilitation hospital.

"We are pleased with the positive development," Zetsche, referring to the reported improvement in Schumacher's condition, told Bild am Sonntag newspaper.

"We hope fervently that it continues," he added.

When asked about Mercedes' commitment to Schumacher despite his injuries, Zetsche answered: "We have given no thoughts to changing something in the contract."

He said he had not visited Schumacher in hospital or rehabilitation since the skiing accident due to his "highest respect" for the family's privacy.

Published Aug 4th, 2014 1:05pm
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Aesthetics Aesthetics
loyalty where it really counts and Daimler delivered, respect
Aug 7th, 2014 12:09am
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Pepito060666 Pepito060666
Thanks Mercedes to support a great Champion like him on a bad moment too. We expect this from a Company like Mercedes , thanks again. I am still pray for his recovery.
Aug 6th, 2014 3:02am
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jc2 jc2
Classy Mercedes.You're a great company and You're in great company with Michael.He's the greatest
Aug 4th, 2014 11:33pm
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WilliamZefferino WilliamZefferino
Even if I'm an Audi guy, I have to say RESPECT to Mercedes-Benz for continuing to support MS...Get well soon, Champ!
Aug 4th, 2014 5:25pm
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pmontero pmontero
Sorry, I inadvertently clicked on thumbs down on your comment, and it should have been the exact opposite. Cheers!
Aug 5th, 2014 12:03am
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CaptIgo CaptIgo
Imagine the marketing potential of Schumi full recovery and return to F1, I guess this is the only thing that could revoke the interest in F1 to the extent that ended 5-6 years ago.. I wish him such recovery, not for the sake of F1 or his return, but for him and his family.
Aug 4th, 2014 5:22pm
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adprokid adprokid
Aug 4th, 2014 4:30pm
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benzboy benzboy
@ adprokid Your one word Post says it all. Thankyou.
Aug 4th, 2014 4:46pm
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benzboy benzboy
WoW, multiple thumbs downs on my post. Mercedes Benz is a great, Classy company,Micheal S is a legend and a class act as well. For those of you who did not like my post, you must be souless haters or just plain leaking Douchebags. Its time for me to leave this site. Mercedes thanks for standing up or by a man who has given so much to the Automotive world. Micheal Shumacher gods speed in your recovery!!
Aug 5th, 2014 2:11am
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memexe memexe
Aug 4th, 2014 5:47pm
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