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Schumacher makes management change

ESPNF1 Staff
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Michael Schumacher's spokeswoman Sabine Kehm will take on a leading managerial role © Sutton Images
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Following news yesterday that Lewis Hamilton is looking for a new manager, Michael Schumacher has also made a change to his team.

Sabine Kehm, Schumacher's long time spokeswoman, has stepped into a leading managerial role ahead of the seven-time champion's return to F1. In the past his career has been managed by Willi Weber, but Schumacher negotiated his contract with Mercedes GP on his own.

Weber, who also manages Williams' new boy Nico Hulkenberg, will focus on the merchandising side of the business.

Mika Hakkinen has been linked as a possible manager for Hamilton. He is part of the Monaco based sports management Aces Group, which is run by his own long-time manager Didier Coton.

"It is up to Lewis and the team," Coton told the Daily Mail. "He is taken good care of as it is [by McLaren]. But if I was asked to get involved I would definitely be interested."