Schumacher Will Continue to Train for Potential Return

Now that he's no longer under pressure to become physically fit for racing, Michael Schumacher can continue his training programme in peace. The German confirmed that he will no longer replace Felipe Massa in the Ferrari F60 cockpit due to neck pain, but he will continue to work hard in order to get in shape.

Why? Well, according to his long-time manager Willi Weber, the German might indeed make his Formula One return after all. He didn't rule it out at any point during his Wednesday press conference and, as far as he's concerned, he only admitted he was unable to race at Valencia. Furthermore, everybody will just have to wait and see.

When asked about the possibility of Schumacher coming back to the sport despite the things that happened during the last few days, Weber answered: “Why not?”. The 67-year old German hinted that Schu will continue to train in the upcoming weeks and, who knows, maybe he'll race the F60 in 2009 after all.

Michael can now work in peace and without pressure on his fitness. Then we'll see,” added Weber for German newspaper Sport Bild.

The 7-time world champion's manager is not the only person close to him that hinted he might come back in the future. His very spokeswoman Sabine Kehm revealed Schu will not give up racing, although she didn't quite mention whether that means bike racing or Formula One. For the time being, though, he'll focus completely on restoring his physical condition.

I do not believe that he is going to be racing very soon. But Michael doesn't want to rule anything out completely,” said Kehm for Bild-Zeitung newspaper.
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