5 Aug 2009

Slimmed down Schumacher raring to go

4:29 pm on 5 August 2009

The seven time world champion Michael Schumacher has revealed he has slimmed down and is raring to go in his Formula One campaign.

The 40-year-old German will replace injured Felipe Massa in the Ferrari team for the European Grand Prix race in Valencia, Spain, on August 23, and possibly for the rest of the season.

He says he's already lost three kilograms, even though it is also important to him to build up muscles.

But Schumacher , who injured his neck in a motorcycle accident last February, says his neck pinches a bit.