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Nic Ladds 29th Jul 2009 - 18:15

Schumacher’s back!

The seven-time F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher who retired in 2006 has made the amazing announcement he will come out of retirement to take the place of Ferrari's injured Felipe Massa.

The world of Formula 1 was rocked on Saturday when, during qualification for the Hungarian Grand Prix, Felipe Massa was struck on his helmet by a large suspension spring - found to have come from the Brawn car of Rubens Barrichello.

Suffering serious head injuries, the Brazilian driver was rushed to hospital to have surgery on the left side of his fractured face.

F1 fans are yet to see if Massa will make it back in the cockpit of a Ferrari by the end of the season, if ever again but doctors believe Massa's on the mend.

"I have no doubt Felipe will race again. I believe his life is not in danger anymore." Said Dr Dino Altmann.

At the age of 40, the German supremo Schui' - who has been a consultant for the Italian team since hanging up his helmet, will put his driving gloves back on for the 2009 European Grand Prix which is to be held in Valencia.

Schumacher will be given an intense training programme in preparation for his imminent return.

Quoted as saying on his website "Though my chapter in F1 has for a long time been closed, for reasons of team loyalty I can't ignore this unfortunate situation."
And we all thought he was happy being Top Gear's Stig!

It will be truly astonishing to see possibly the most talented driver ever, back in the cockpit piloting a fierce Ferrari round the urban street circuit of Valencia, Spain, and we're offering odds of 16/1 that victory will be his.

The same price is quoted that Michael can steer the Ferrari to a Pole Position in the Saturday qualifying session and with more Schumacher markets available, do take the time to study our Sportsbook and get involved in the biggest sports story this year.

Here at William Hill, we're bringing you the opportunity to get your stakes on the latest Schumacher prices, with a range of special markets for the forthcoming European Grand Prix.

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