Michael Schumacher May Fill Injured Massa’s Place
Michael Schumacher, the former world champion and now a Ferrari advisor may take place of injured Ferrari driver Felipe Massa.
Massa who fractured his skull after his accident at Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying may not play for rest of the year.
"The whole thing will be considered by Ferrari. If they approach Michael, then he will consider it," spokeswoman for Schumacher, Sabine Kehm said.
"But there is no reason for him to step into their discussion.”
"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 - and Michael doesn't want to step into that (discussion)," she stated.
Kehm added that Schumacher still undergoes training every day but she did not know whether he was fit enough to race an F1 car again.
“Michael had a motorcycle accident in February when he had a neck problem - and I really can't tell you if his neck would be fine to drive an F1 race," she said.
"If Ferrari asked him whether he would consider driving, he would have it checked - and remember he is a 40-year-old man, too."
According to Hospital reports, Massa is in a "severe but not critical" condition, and there is also concern about damage to his left eye.
That means Ferrari need to find a team-mate for Kimi Raikkonen for the Valencia race.
Schumacher, who won a record 91 grand prix in his career, is under contract to the team .He took up to a consultancy role following his retirement. He has not driven an F1 car since April 2008.
Schumacher is very close to Massa, who was his team-mate in his final season, and has taken a close interest in the Brazilian's career.