August 20th, 2002

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Schumacher weigh's up options

Michael Schumacher, the five-time Drivers' FIA Formula One World Champion, could end his career when his current contract with Ferrari expires, in 2004, according to his manager Willi Weber.

"Michael doesn't know if he wants to continue driving (after that date)," AFP reported Weber as telling German press agency SID. "That's what he has to work out first."

However, it has been reported that Ferrari president Luca Cordero di Montezemolo is keen to hang on to the formidable German by offering him a two-year extension to his contract.

"I've heard about the wishes of Montezemolo, but for the moment we're not even thinking about a contract extension," added Weber. "I would say 2003 would be the best time to talk about that."

Schumacher collected his third world title with Ferrari at the French Grand Prix in July, after dominating the season with nine wins out of thirteen races.

He finished the Hungarian Grand Prix Sunday in second place, behind team-mate Rubens Barrichello, and in the process handed Ferrari their fourth consecutive Constructors' FIA Formula One World Championship.
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