Don't call it a comeback, because Schumi ain't coming back. Michael Schumacher's called off an eagerly-anticipated Formula One comeback with Ferrari because he hasn't recovered from a neck injury sustained in a motorcycling accident earlier this year. Sorry Felipe!

So who'll replace Schumi, who in turn was set to replace the injured Felipe Massa, at Valencia? We're told veteran Ferrari test driver Luca Badoer has been handed the chance to compete in next week's European Grand Prix.


Badoer, the Maranello main test driver since 1998, hasn't competed in an F1 race since the 1999 Japanese Grand Prix for Minardi, but the team says he has been given the Valencia drive as reward for his work at the team. (Hat tip to Nathaniel!)

[via CNN]

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