6 Aug 2009

Schumacher still needs to pass fitness test for comeback

5:46 am on 6 August 2009

The German formula one legend Michael Schumacher has been shedding pounds as he prepares to come out of retirement, but he still needs to pass a fitness test before being able to fill in for the injured Ferrari driver Felipe Massa.

Schumacher says he's lost three kilos, but a neck injury from a motorcycle accident last February is still bothering him, and the deal he's made with both Ferrari and his wife includes his health as a priority.