“You can imagine that I obviously do feel kind of frustrated and quite sad because due to the circumstances I wasn't exactly expecting to be ready, but because of what happened I was obviously available to support the team and everybody,” started Schumacher his press conference.
He insisted that he didn't know how exactly his body would react to the stress of driving a Formula One car unless actually driving it. The multitude of simulations are not capable of producing the same forces as a Formula One car, and so he had to first drive the Ferrari F2007 and only after evaluate his medical condition.
He also dismissed the claims that he could have prepared better for his Formula One return, insisting that he didn't even think about returning to the sport prior to Massa's unfortunate accident. Under the circumstances, everyone did the best they could do to make sure he'll be physically ready for racing.
When asked how he feels about the possibility of maybe returning later in the season, on the condition his neck problems will slowly disappear, Schu was quite vague.
“Speculation in this business is pretty natural. Lots of people have their own opinions and thoughts but the fact of the matter is that I'm very disappointed not to do what I was looking to do. That's all that I'm really thinking about and have to digest somehow,” added the German driver.