Schumacher may test F1 car again soon - manager

Michael Schumacher's manager has rekindled speculation about a Formula One comeback for the seven time world champion. The 40-year-old German had to watch the European Grand Prix from the Ferrari pitwall due to lingering injuries, and the...

Michael Schumacher's manager has rekindled speculation about a Formula One comeback for the seven time world champion.

The 40-year-old German had to watch the European Grand Prix from the Ferrari pitwall due to lingering injuries, and the Italian team has confirmed that struggling Luca Badoer will also race at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend.

But Willi Weber told Cologne's Express newspaper that Schumacher is still in training, and may soon return to the seat of a F1 car.

"He still wants to drive motorcycles and karts," he said, "and for the recovery from his injuries it could be helpful for him to test again in the old F1 Ferrari.

"When? It has not been decided," Weber added.

Some reports on Monday are claiming Schumacher will definitely not return to replace the injured Felipe Massa in 2009, but the German himself was non-committal before leaving Valencia late Sunday.

"For the moment, I don't have any plans to start another attempt to come back," Schumacher is quoted as saying by the Telegraph, but added: "I do not want to exclude the possibility that I come back one day.

"I'm still part of the Ferrari family. You never know what happens. For right now though I have to say: No," he said.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Luca Badoer , Michael Schumacher , Felipe Massa
Teams Ferrari