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Updated: October 30, 2011 13:49 IST

I am looking forward to meeting Tendulkar: Schumacher

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Mercedes Petronas GP Team Ace Formula One driver, Michael Schumacher gestures during a press conference on the eve of Indian Formula One Grand Prix at Buddh International Circuit , at Jaypee International Sports City, Greater Noida about 50 km from New Delhi. Photo : Rajeev Bhatt
The Hindu Mercedes Petronas GP Team Ace Formula One driver, Michael Schumacher gestures during a press conference on the eve of Indian Formula One Grand Prix at Buddh International Circuit , at Jaypee International Sports City, Greater Noida about 50 km from New Delhi. Photo : Rajeev Bhatt

They are friends but Michael Schumacher does not quite remember when was the last time he and Sachin Tendulkar met each other and the German Formula One legend wants to catch up with the cricketing icon while being here for the Indian Grand Prix.

The two grabbed quite a few headlines in 2002 when Schumacher gifted the keys of a Ferrari to Tendulkar after the Indian equalled Sir Donald Bradman’s tally of 29 Test centuries.

“Even I don’t remember when was the last time we met but I am looking forward to meet him,” said Schumacher who is in the capital for this Sunday’s Indian GP.

Tendulkar, an avid F1 fan, has already stated that he would be supporting the Vijay Mallya-owned Force India during the Indian GP.

“I am excited about Indian Grand Prix F1 race. I will support the Force India team. I have friends like Michael Schumacher but I will support Force India because that is the Indian team and country comes first,” Tendulkar said.

Schumacher’s teammate Nico Rosberg, meanwhile, has been exploring the city and even took a rickshaw ride while checking out Old Delhi.

“It was crazy after coming from Europe. I also rode a scooter on the track (for the race),” he said.

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