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      07-29-2009, 12:46 PM   #1
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Schumacher to race again for Ferrari for the rest of the season



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/mot...h-Ferrari.html

Earlier on Wednesday the Bild newspaper in Germany had reported that Schumacher would come out of retirement and drive for his former team, for whom he currently works in advisory capacity.

Ferrari confirmed the move on Wednesday afternoon saying the German would replace the injured Brazilian driver Felipe Massa until the end of the season.

"Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro intends to put Michael Schumacher in Felipe Massa's car until the Brazilian driver will be able to race again," Ferrari confirmed in a statement.

"Michael Schumacher said he is ready and, over the next few days, will undertake a specific training programme at the end of which confirmation will be given of his participation in the championship with effect from the European Grand Prix on the 23rd of August."

Schumacher said on his own website: "The most important thing first: thanks God, all news concerning Felipe are positive. I wish him all the best again.

"I was meeting this afternoon with Stefano Domenicali and Luca di Montezemolo and together we decided that I will prepare myself to take the place of Felipe.

"Though it is true that the chapter Formula 1 has been closed for me since long and completely, it is also true that for loyalty reasons to the team I cannot ignore that unfortunate situation. But as the competitor I am I also very much look forward to facing this challenge."

Schumacher, though, will first have to undergo a rigorous training programme as he is understood to still be recovering from neck and back injuries sustained in a motorbike test in Spain in February.

Massa, who suffered horrific head injuries in the Hungarian Grand Prix at the weekend, is still in intensive care following his crash which was caused when a metal spring from a Brawn GP car, driven by compatriot Rubens Barrichello, hit him as he was travelling at 170mph during qualifying on Saturday.

Massa was airlifted to the AEK military hospital in Budapest where emergency surgery was performed immediately before the Ferrari driver was induced into a coma.

However, after worries that the world championship runner-up might not race again, Massa's condition is no longer life-threatening and doctors revealed that fears over the potential damage to his left eye and sight had subsided.

Schumacher, who won 91 Formula One races in a sixteen-year career with Jordan, Benetton and Ferrari, retired from the sport in 2006, two years after he won his fifth consecutive world championship drivers title with the Italian manufacturer who had not won the title since Jody Scheckter's success in 1979.

The German's spokeswoman, Sabine Kehm, had said on Tuesday: "Usually, I would say he's not interested because he's fine with his life and he doesn't miss anything, but now the situation is so different – it's very hypothetical.
"The whole thing will be considered by Ferrari. If they approach Michael, then he will consider it."

Ferrari have done their part and Schumacher will return to an F1 cockpit for the final seven races of the season.
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      07-29-2009, 01:01 PM   #2
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Totally fuckin' great news!!!!

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http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2009/07/2...an-grand-prix/

Someone beat me to it. Here is another conformation on this in this article. Interesting.
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      07-29-2009, 01:03 PM   #4
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Intresting. Can't wait to see Hamilton VS Schumi.
Go Mclaren go !!!!!
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      07-29-2009, 01:05 PM   #5
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Very cool, now all the young guns Vettel, Hamilton and not so young Button have to prove their worth against the best... Now that the cars are quite evenly match, should be awesome... Imagine if Schumi can win a few races !!! That would make all these kids look like amateurs
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      07-29-2009, 01:07 PM   #6
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Intresting. Can't wait to see Hamilton VS Schumi.
Go Mclaren go !!!!!
+1. Can't wait for the Legend to spank the crap out of the young up-start.
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Very cool, now all the young guns Vettel, Hamilton and not so young Button have to prove their worth against the best... Now that the cars are quite evenly match, should be awesome... Imagine if Schumi can win a few races !!! That would make all these kids look like amateurs
Definately, next few races will be entertaining...but do you guys think Schumi lost that much since he retired?
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      07-29-2009, 01:20 PM   #8
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Schumi is the man! He still got it. Plus he'll have about 24 days to get used to the new car and configurations! I hope i wins a couple races! Just like the good old days!
SCHUMI IS BACK AND I'M PUMPED!!!
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      07-29-2009, 01:29 PM   #9
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      07-29-2009, 01:46 PM   #11
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+1. Can't wait for the Legend to spank the crap out of the young up-start.
Haha we will wait and see
As long as FIA don't favor Schmui and Ferrari it will be awesome to watch.
Hamilton no push over he has proved himself.
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      07-29-2009, 01:47 PM   #12
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Awesome! Everyone will be tuned in for next race.
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Wow!!! This is great!
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      07-29-2009, 02:23 PM   #14
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Doh...beat me to it...

http://f1.gpupdate.net/en/news/2009/...replace-massa/

Craziness...silly season is officially open...BMW leaves, Michael steps back in...what is next?
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Sh*t....this just made my day! SCHUUMIIIIIIIIIIIIII

It will be very interesting to see how he adapts to the F60 chassis.
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      07-29-2009, 02:49 PM   #17
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Damn - This news made my day.

I'm pretty excited about the remainder of F1 2009...
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      07-29-2009, 03:13 PM   #18
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Crazy, we're about to see Schumacher vs. Hamilton vs. Vettel, and you know Alonso is going to find a way to get in on it.

Of course what if the reports are mistaken and it's RALF Schumacher who's coming back??
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      07-29-2009, 03:45 PM   #19
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      07-29-2009, 04:57 PM   #21
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I seriously have the biggest smile on my face right now. I don't think I've been more excited for something in years!!
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Schumi!!!!!!! I am so excited!! All of F1 will be buzzing with so much anticipation before his first practice laps. I hope that they show first practice on Speed Channel. I am going to savor every minute. They will sell out Monza tomorrow if he is back!!!!!
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