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Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher has called off his Formula One comeback due to injury.

Schumacher had been tempted out of retirement by Ferrari to replace Felipe Massa for the rest of the season after the Brazilian suffered a fractured skull and brain concussion at the Hungarian GP.

However Schumacher has now admitted that a neck injury, caused by a bike accident, will prevent him making a remarkable comeback to the sport.

Speaking on his official website, the 40-year-old confirmed: "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."

Schumacher suffered "fractures in the area of head and neck" in the accident in February.

And the German driver admitted that he had been left disappointed by the fact he will now not be able to race.

"I am disappointed to the core," he said.

"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."


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Originally posted by David;27746

They asked me to step in although I'm busy on Sunday's so couldn't make it, had the race been on a Tuesday or Wednesday I could of been driving for Ferrari.

You could control the car with an XBox 360 controller from your armchair.

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