Luca Badoer to fill in for Michael Schumacher

Luca Badoer

Michael Schumacher confirmed yesterday that Formula One racing is a pain in his neck – literally. With Schumacher unable to fill in for Felipe Massa, Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro announced that car number 3 will be driven by Luca Badoer.

“I am very unhappy that a problem means that Michael cannot return to racing,” commented Ferrari’s boss Luca di Montezemolo. “In the past few days, I could appreciate his great efforts and extraordinary motivation which had spread through the team and fans around the world. No doubt his return would have been good for Formula 1 and I am sure it would have seen him fighting for wins again.”

“Since I’ve been a child I always wanted to race for Ferrari and now I’ve got the possibility to make this desire come true,” Badoer said. “I’m really sorry for Michael, because I know how much he wanted to return: I’m saying that as his friend and his fan.

– By: The Daily Auto Editor