Schu back on Renault radar

(GMM) Michael Schumacher may be back on Renault's 2007 radar.

It was recently revealed that team principal Flavio Briatore, with Fernando Alonso's seat to fill, was keen to stage talks with the Ferrari veteran's manager Willi Weber.

In typical Briatore-style, he muddied the waters by suggesting that seeing 37-year-old Schumacher in a blue and yellow racer would be akin to him being photographed dating a 90-year-old.

Alonso backed up the rejection of the rumor by openly laughing at the idea of Schumacher accepting a massive pay-cut.

In an apparent u-turn, however, Italian 'Flav' has now been quoted as saying that Schumacher is one of only 'three or four guys' in pitlane who could take a Renault to the top step of the podium in 2007.

''I am looking for somebody to win races with our car,'' 56-year-old Briatore said, ''and (Michael) could.''

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