Today, Michael Schumacher has cancelled his much anticipated return to the F1 circus.Ã‚Â Schumacher experienced neck pain following his first test in the 2008 car.
On his website Schumacher told of his Monday evening discussions with Ferrari executives and his regret of not being able to fill-in for Felipe Massa.
“Yesterday evening, I had to inform Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo and Team Principal Stefano Domenicali that unfortunately I’m not able to step in for Felipe. I really tried everything to make that temporary comeback possible, however, much to my regret it didn’t work out. Unfortunately we did not manage to get a grip on the pain in the neck which occurred after the private F1-day in Mugello, even if medically or therapeutically we tried everything possible.”
It was a motorcycle accident in February that has led to the problems with his neck.
Micheal Schumacher’sÃ‚Â agent Willi Weber revealed the gravity of motorcycle accident that put an end to Schumi’s plans for an F1 comeback.
“It was the most serious accident in Michael’s motorsport career.” Weber told German Press Agency today.
The seven-time world champion was set to make his return on August 23 at the European Grand Prix in Valencia Spain.
Schumacher’s most serious accident in F1 occurred at Silverstone in 1999 when he suffered a broken legÃ‚Â after his Ferrari ended up in the tire barriers. The resulting fractures to the head and neck following his motorcycle spill have led to his neck muscles being to weak to withstand the forces of driving a Formula 1 car at competitive speeds.
Via Official Michael Schumacher site