Michael Schumacher made a surprise appearance at the Jerez test on Wednesday, his first public outing since a sizeable motorcycle testing crash and visit to hospital last month.

Michael Schumacher made a surprise appearance at the Jerez test on Wednesday, his first public outing since a sizeable motorcycle testing crash and visit to hospital last month.

The 40-year-old former seven time world champion was wearing Ferrari team uniform and headphones, and was spotted trackside, in the pitlane and the pits, and at one point in conversation with Mark Webber, who like Schumacher in 1999 is facing a racing comeback from a broken leg.

Observers said the team advisor, who arrived in a hired Alfa Romeo, was seemingly not able to move his neck completely freely. He will return to observe Thursday's action at the Spanish circuit, a Ferrari spokesman confirmed.

"Michael is here advising Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen for two days," Luca Colajanni is quoted as saying by Bild newspaper.

 

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