Following up on yesterdays Nurburgring photos of the Ferrari F430 Scuderia prototype that crashed with retired seven time Formula One World Champion, Michael Schumacher, at the helm, have been denied by Ferrari.

Ferrari spokesman, Luca Colajanni, strongly asserts that Schumacher was indeed in the car, but as a passenger while road car test driver Raffaele de Simone was driving the car at the time of the crash. "It is normal that test drivers swap seats to compare opinions," he is quoted by Bild newspaper, despite eyewitness reports identifying Schumacher as the actual driver.

These eyewitness reports, although understandable, could easily be misguided since Schumacher was driving the circuit with his son Mick prior to the accident. Closer look of the photos published yesterday confirm Mick as a passenger by showing the silhouette of a young boy in the passenger seat.

Ferrari Says Schumacher Not the Driver of Crashed F430 Prototype