9 Aug 2009

Schumacher continues preparations for F1 return

6:50 am on 9 August 2009

Michael Schumacher has continued his preparations for his return to Formula One with a second day of kart racing in northern Italy.

The seven-time world champion says he's had two very good karting days with his arms, upper body, shoulders and neck all getting an excellent workout.

The 40-year-old German is coming out of retirement to fill in at Ferrari while Brazilian Felipe Massa recovers from injuries sustained in a nasty accident in qualifying at last month's Hungarian Grand Prix.

Schumacher is not allowed to use Ferrari's F60 car before the European Grand Prix in Valencia in two weeks beause the sport's regulations ban track testing during the season.