I don't want to just sit at an office desk - Schumacher

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Michael Schumacher could have been the technical director for the Scuderia Ferrari, or so he shared with the 'International Herald Tribune' in a recent interview. But after considering how much time and effort it took, the position was not suitable for what he had planned after retiring from the sport as a race driver.

"I had a possibility to do what Jean Todt was doing, to become director of Ferrari for the racing part," said Michael Schumacher. But he gives a good reason as to why he rejected the offer, "He [Jean Todt] simply was just sitting in Maranello, day by day, even on weekends, late into night - I said: 'Do I need this? Simply not. Simply not."

"I need this passion, otherwise I don't want to just sit at an office desk and pass the time," he said, speaking about his need to do many projects at a time, which include motorcycle competition and real estate among others.