Helaas fanboys, Michael Schumacher zal definitief NIET terugkeren in de Formule 1. Vandaag is bekend geworden dat hij nog teveel last heeft van een nekblessure. En hij kan de gewonde Felipe Massa dus niet vervangen. "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"
De complete mediahype is dus allemaal voor niks geweest. Gisteren werd al bekend dat manager Willy Weber had besloten om de productie van merchandise voorlopig stil te leggen en toen begonnen bij mij de twijfels die ik had alleen maar groter te worden. En nu is dus definitief bekend geworden dat Schumi niet zal racen. Maar wie zal hem wel vervangen? Waarschijnlijk zal het testrijder Marc Gene zijn.
UPDATE 11:00 Luca Badoer zal Felipe Massa vervangen.
“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.
The consequences of the injuries caused by the bike-accident in February, fractures in the area of head and neck, unfortunately have turned out to be still too severe. That is why my neck cannot stand the extreme stresses caused by Formula 1 yet. This are the clear results of the examinations we did on the course of the past two weeks and the final examination yesterday afternoon. As there were no improvements after the day in Mugello, I decided at short notice on Sunday to do that thorough examination already yesterday.
I am disappointed to the core. I am awfully sorry for the guys of Ferrari and for all the fans which crossed fingers for me. I can only repeat that I tried everything that was within my power. All I can do now is to keep my fingers crossed for the whole team for the coming races.”
Met dank aan iedereen voor de tip!