Schumacher ready to return to racing

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Schumacher tested a Ferrari F2007 but abandoned his comeback plans
Schumacher tested a Ferrari F2007 but abandoned his comeback plans

The neck injury that kept Michael Schumacher away from a shock F1 return this year has healed.

Schumacher injured his neck in a bike racing accident early this year. The seven-times champion told Der Spiegel, in an interview due to be published tomorrow:

From now to the end of the year, my neck injury will be healed to the point where I could drive again.

I have nothing to prove to anyone, not even myself. I still slightly regret having retired three years ago but there’s no reason whatsoever for me to definitively announce that I will not come back.

The life I lead makes me happy but who knows that will happen a few months or a year down the line?
Michael Schumacher

Ferrari having been lobbying for the right to run a third car so Schumacher could race next year, but the chances of it happening are slim to none.

As Schumacher has extended his contract with the company it is unlikely Schumacher could drive for another team.

Ferrari have announced Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa as their F1 drivers for 2010, so an F1 return for Schumacher in the near future looks unlikely.

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