Michael Schumacher will travel to Valencia for this weekend's European grand prix, despite calling off his sensational formula one return due to a neck injury.

Michael Schumacher will travel to Valencia for this weekend's European grand prix, despite calling off his sensational formula one return due to a neck injury.

The 40-year-old German wanted to replace the injured Felipe Massa this weekend and beyond, but Ferrari has instead had to turn to its long-time test driver Luca Badoer.

"Michael is (coming to Valencia) to support the team and Luca," Schumacher's spokeswoman Sabine Kehm told Bild-Zeitung newspaper.

Badoer, 38, who last raced in F1 with Minardi in 1999, possesses the unwelcome record for having contested the most grands prix weekends - 56 - without scoring a single point.

Referring to Schumacher, he said last week: "Last night he called me a couple of minutes after Stefano Domenicali had told me the news and I know that he'll always be ready to give me some advice and he will shout for me."

 

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Schumacher to be at Valencia 'to support Badoer'