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Michael Schumacher not keen on TV role

Mar 10, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

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Don’t expect to see seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher going into the world of television as a commentator any time soon.

Instead, it appears that the Formula One legend, who retired from the sport last season following a three-year run at Mercedes, has gained an interest in horse breeding from his wife, Corinna.

“Initially I was doing this for Corinna’s sake, but now it is more and more fun,” he told Germany’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper. “It’s like with most things; the more one is busy, it becomes more interesting…My wife fully supported me for many years, because it goes without saying that I’m doing the same for her.”

As for why he isn’t considering an analyst’s role, Schumacher cited trying to keep up with the constantly evolving world of F1 as well as the considerable traveling that such a job would entail.

“First of all, Formula One changes so quickly that even I am actually already a long way off,” he told Bild. “As a result, it would be groping in the dark and that’s not for me.

“Secondly, I would again be away from my family – I would be better off continuing to drive. That would be more fun.”

However, he did say that he expects the 2013 season — which could end with fellow German Sebastian Vettel joining him, Juan Manuel Fangio, and Alain Prost as the only drivers to win at least four F1 titles —  to be “really tight.”

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