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05/23/11
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I am committed to Formula 1, says Michael Schumacher UPDATE
Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher says he's "not concerned" about reports that he's on his way out - nor does he bother reading them.

Schumacher is still without a victory, or even a podium finish, in his comeback with Mercedes GP.

His disappointing run has led to many reports that he could quit F1 at the end of this season.

The seven-time World Champion, though, has insisted - yet again - that he won't do that.

He told BBC Sport: "I am not concerned. I am pretty relaxed.

"I know the headlines and stories that have been made up. I'm just focused on getting closer to where we want to be."

The German also admitted that he "didn't read" the ever-present reports about his future and his alleged pending retirement.

"Not to disrespect anybody but I just go my own way and path and part of that is not looking into it too much and just focusing on the reality and the reality is we are developing with the car and we are getting closer to where we want to be, and I'm sure soon we will be on the podium.

"I see it partly as a compliment that people pay so much interest in how my performances are going and I have no doubt things will come to a normal stage.

"I have made a lot of media quite happy with my return, and I make a lot of media happy if I do a race like in Istanbul. I want to be where I am (in F1)." Planet F1

05/22/11 Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher has moved to end speculation about his future by insisting he is committed to his comeback in Formula 1.

His comment that he was getting "no big joy" after a disappointing Turkish Grand Prix led to reports he could quit at the end of the year.

But the German told BBC Sport: "I am not concerned. I am pretty relaxed.

"I know the headlines and stories that have been made up. I'm just focused on getting closer to where we want to be."

Although his initial remark was made in response to a general question about his feelings about his performances, he insisted at the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend that he was referring specifically to his display in Istanbul.

"It was definitely meant to be [about] the part that that I could have been fifth to sixth [in the race] but I was 12th, so I was disappointed," he said.

Schumacher admits to joyless F1 experience.  "That was the bit I didn't enjoy. All the rest, it was a good weekend, apart from final qualifying."

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