After retiring from Formula One three years ago, Michael Schumacher is returning to the race track for Ferrari
Seven-time world champion Schumacher is set to make a sensational return to Formula One after Ferrari driver Felipe Massa was critically injured in last week's Hungarian GP.
He will race in the European Grand Prix in Valencia on August 23, and possibly for the remainder of the season.
The 40-year-old German driver, who has been advising the Ferrari team since his retirement in 2006, will first have to undergo a rigorous training programme as he is understood to still be recovering from neck and back injuries sustained in a motorbike test in Spain in February.
Speaking on his official website, he said: "The most important thing first: thank God, all news concerning Felipe is positive, and I wish him all the best again.
"Though it is true the Formula One chapter has been closed for me for some time, it is also true that for loyalty reasons to the team I cannot ignore this unfortunate situation.
"But as the competitor I am, I also very much look forward to facing this challenge."