Michael Schumacher says he is still not sure what form his advisory role at Ferrari will take in the future. The retired multiple world champion, who will attend this weekend's grand prix at the Nurburgring, ruled out becoming a team boss or returning to competitive action.

"No. Fortunately I found the right time to stop," he said in an interview with the German newspaper Bild. "I considered my decision for a long time but I got it right."

Schumacher, 38, reveals that after several visits to the paddock in 2007, he still has not found a more specified role to play within the formula one team. "But I do want to help with the development of Ferrari's road cars," he insists. "That is a lot of fun for me and I do have something to contribute." In terms of the Maranello based F1 team, Schumacher - who has put on three kilograms since ceasing his F1 training programme - admits that how much he can contribute is limited.

He said: "Already I notice that I am a little bit out of date, and the only alternative is to always be around -- and I absolutely do not want to do that." (GMM)