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2013-04-11 14:51

SO LONG, SCHUMI: Michael Schumacher leave the realm of motorsport and partners with Mercedes-Benz as the automaker's “intelligent drive” ambassador

STUTTGART, Germany - Mercedes-Benz and Formula 1 legend Michael schumacher has announced a long-term partnership which will extend far beyond motorsport and Formula 1 in 2013.

Schumacher will be involved with the development of the German automaker’s safety and comfort systems, called "intelligent drive", and represent them as an ambassador.


Schumacher said: "The future interests me much more than the present and past. During my Formula 1 time I always believed that you must not allow yourself to rest on your laurels, but that you must continuously try to improve.

“In so doing I was very often able to rely on the help of all the technologies available to me in the car and use them to my advantage. That is why I am a declared supporter of driving assistance systems both in the racing car and in the road-going car."

Schumacher will make his first appearance as a partner of Mercedes-Benz at the 'Pathfinder - The future starts today' event on May 1 2013.

Joachim Schmidt of Mercedes-Benz said: "We are proud that Michael Schumacher, the most successful and best-known racing driver in the world, is again joining us as our partner.

"Right from the time when he was a Mercedes-Benz junior and of course in the last three years as a driver in our Formula 1 team, Michael Schumacher has always been committed to our company's projects.”

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