Ralf Schumacher unlikely for French Grand Prix

22nd June 2004, Comments 0 comments

BERLIN, June 22 (AFP) - German driver Ralf Schumacher said Tuesday he is unlikely to take part in next month's French Grand Prix after suffering a high-speed crash during the United States Grand Prix at the weekend.

BERLIN, June 22 (AFP) - German driver Ralf Schumacher said Tuesday he is unlikely to take part in next month's French Grand Prix after suffering a high-speed crash during the United States Grand Prix at the weekend.

A punctured tyre was blamed for the Williams-BMW driver spinning out of control and slamming into the wall at 300kmh in Indianapolis on Sunday.

Schumacher spent the night in hospital as a precaution and was released on Monday before returning to his home in Austria.

"At the moment I don't think so," Schumacher said of his plans to compete in the tenth race of the season at Magny-Cours in central France on July 4.

"I can't remember anything else apart from maybe the start of the race," he explained. "It's as if the scenes of the accident have been erased."

"The important thing now is that I rest," the 28-year-old said on his website. "In principle I should be behind the wheel as soon as possible. But the example of my accident during testing in September (2003) showed that you can't take anything for granted. My priority is to get fit again."

Schumacher added: "I feel as if I've done two rounds with Muhammad Ali. But I don't want there to be any misunderstanding. I'm not in shock, I don't have psychological problems. I just have concussion."


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