Dec.13 (GMM/ Jean Todt says he could imagine Michael Schumacher making a return to professional racing in “maybe two years”.

But the FIA president, who was the team boss at Ferrari throughout the great German’s reign of ultra-success – and is still a close friend – thinks 43-year-old Schumacher’s days in formula one are now definitely over.

But “Who knows,” Frenchman Todt said, “maybe he will decide to come back to race in a couple of years.

“His decision (to retire) relates only to formula one. He could decide to race in other categories,” he added, according to reports in the Italian media.