Schumacher, who retired from Formula 1 after clinching his seventh title in the 2006 season was still very much active in racing as well as being in the Ferrari team where he holds an advisory role. The team’s driver Felipe Massa who suffered an injury to his left eye needs time to recover and some has suggested that his career might be over depending on the extent of the injury. With Massa not able to drive for the team, speculations began surfacing that Schumacher might just take the wheels for the prancing horse again.
And he will.
Ferrari released a statement which read "Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro intends to put Michael Schumacher in Felipe Massa's car until the Brazilian driver will be able to race again. Michael Schumacher said he is ready and, over the next few days, will undertake a specific training programme at the end of which confirmation will be given of his participation in the championship with effect from the European Grand Prix on the 23rd of August."
If that is not official enough, hearing it from the horse’s (no pun intended) would help you settle down better and accept that nothing is impossible, including seeing Schumacher in a Formula 1 car in the championship again. Schumacher attributes to his loyalty to the team which prompted him to come out of retirement.
He said "The most important thing first: thanks God, all news concerning Felipe are positive. I wish him all the best again. I was meeting this afternoon with Stefano Domenicali and Luca di Montezemolo and together we decided that I will prepare myself to take the place of Felipe. Though it is true that the chapter Formula 1 has been closed for me since long and completely, it is also true that for loyalty reasons to the team I cannot ignore that unfortunate situation. But as the competitor I am, I also very much look forward to facing this challenge."