Weber Slams Prost for Schumacher Jibe
Being asked to share his thoughts over what happened to Schu a few days after the official announcement was made, Prost said he wasn't convinced the injury was what caused Schumacher to back down. Nevertheless, he said he backs the former 7-time world champion in his decision to stay away from racing.
“The body changes very quickly when you stop racing. A driver does not react the same way and the vision is not as sharp. When I returned in 1993 after eight months out it was very difficult to find the best level,” said Prost at the time, talking to French newspaper Le Parisien.
“It remains to be seen if Schumacher stopped solely because of the health problem, or because when he resumed driving he realised the task was enormous,” added the Frenchman, causing Weber to react.
“Unfortunately I have to disappoint Mr Prost. Michael's (lap) times at his test (in the 2007 car) at Mugello told a very different story. The decision (not to return) was only because of his neck problems,” responded Weber in an interview with the German newspaper Bild.
Late last week, Schu's manager also hinted that his client will continue his training programme at the comfort of his own home and refused to give a clear verdict on Schu's potential comeback. Not only that, but he even insisted no one should rule out a future comeback from the Ferrarian, either this year or the next.