Schumacher to replace Massa for Ferrari

Posted on Jul 30, 2009 by

Michael

 

Felipe ’s injury in his horrible crash at the Hungarian Grand Prix has resulted in Michael Schumacher making a comeback to .

The 40-year-old veteran, who hung up his boots in 2006 and decided never to return to F1, will now replace Massa at the European Grand Prix in Valencia in August and looks set to race for all through 2009. That’s if his health and especially his ailing neck, which he injured testing a motorcycle earlier this year, are able to match up to F1’s tough physical demands.

The seven-time world champion said he had met with Ferrari F1 team boss Stefano Domenicali and overall Ferrari chief Luca di Montezemolo.

“Together we decided that I will prepare myself to take the place of Felipe,” he said. “Though it is true that the Formula 1 chapter was completely closed for me a long time ago, it is also true that for loyalty reasons to the team I cannot ignore this unfortunate situation.”

Massa is expected to miss the rest of the season after fracturing his skull in a freak accident at the Hungaroring.

While Schumacher fans will be delighted to hear this news, they will be hoping that he is able to not only endure the 2009 season but also give some competition to the younger breed of drivers. The German is taking a big risk, however, as if he performs inadequately he will risk tarnishing his formidable reputation as being the champion of champions.

 

“Together we decided that I will prepare myself to take the place of Felipe,” he said. “Though it is true that the Formula 1 chapter was completely closed for me a long time ago, it is also true that for loyalty reasons to the team I cannot ignore this unfortunate situation.”

Massa is expected to miss the rest of the season after fracturing his skull in a freak accident at the Hungaroring.

While Schumacher fans will be delighted to hear this news, they will be hoping that he is able to not only endure the 2009 season but also give some competition to the younger breed of drivers. The German is taking a big risk, however, as if he performs inadequately he will risk tarnishing his formidable reputation as being the champion of champions.

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