Michael Schumacher would still have a lot to offer should the German driver quit Formula 1 at the end of the season.
A decision on the Mercedes driver’s future is expected to be announced in October in what team principal Ross Brawn pointed out would be a joint decision.
Should the veteran call decide to call it a day – for the second time in his career - the possibility of Schumacher continuing in F1 in the role of management hasn’t been ruled out.
"In terms of what role Michael would play in the future, we are not discussing that in detail because that is not a consideration at the moment, but Michael's experience of motor racing, and his judgement and so on, would be an asset to any team,” Brawn was quoted saying by Autosport.
"I am not sure he wants a day-to-day commitment that some of us do, but he would like to stay involved. He loves the sport, he loves racing, and he loves developing the cars, and seeing how the team works,” the Briton explained.
"I can full well see in the future that he would retain a strong interest and that will come one day, and I do hope it will be with us," he added.