Ralf Schumacher drops out of French Grand Prix

29th June 2004, Comments 0 comments

LONDON, June 29 (AFP) - German driver Ralf Schumacher will miss Sunday's French Grand Prix after suffering a high-speed crash during the United States Grand Prix, the BBC reported Tuesday.

LONDON, June 29 (AFP) - German driver Ralf Schumacher will miss Sunday's French Grand Prix after suffering a high-speed crash during the United States Grand Prix, the BBC reported Tuesday.

The BMW Williams driver suffered a horrific collision on June 20 when his car spun out of control and slammed backwards into a wall at 300kmh in Indianapolis before coming to a standstill in the middle of the racetrack.

The BBC reported that the 28-year-old has failed to recover from the accident and will miss the tenth race of the Formula One season at Magny-Cours in central France on July 4.

Schumacher will also be ruled out of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 11, it said.

The German driver, who stands ninth in the Driver's Championship with 12 points and won the 2003 race around the Magny-Cours circuit, will be replaced by test driver Marc Gene.

Schumacher's Williams-BMW bosses refused to confirm the reports and told AFP that they had not ruled out the possibility that the German driver could recover in time for the French Grand Prix.

"We are still waiting for final medical reports before making a decision on who will race," said Williams-BMW spokesman Liam Clogger.

 

© AFP

 

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