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Brawn expects Schumacher to stay

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Ross Brawn: "We are focused on Michael for as long as it takes and whatever it takes" © Sutton Images
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Ross Brawn expects Michael Schumacher to extend his stay with Mercedes and continue racing in Formula One.

Schumacher's current contract only runs until the end of the current season, with no decision yet taken on his future. Earlier this week Schumacher admitted that he is not satisfied with his achievements since returning to the sport in 2010 and that he is still "highly motivated" to continue beyond the end of this year.

Now Brawn has said that Mercedes is ready to discuss an extension to Schumacher's contract and sees no reason why he wouldn't want to continue.

"We are focused on Michael for as long as it takes and whatever it takes," Brawn told the Independent. "Then we will see where we are elsewhere. We haven't discussed [a contract extension] but he enjoys himself and if he enjoys himself, why not?

"Inevitably you come to a point where you say, 'Let's have the discussions', because these things can sometimes take some time."

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