MUGELLO, Italy, Oct 4 - Michael Schumacher said on Monday he was in
no condition to return to Formula One racing for the time being.
"My physical condition is not what it was. I tried to come back. I hoped to be able to make it but I can't train the way I was able to before,'' the Ansa news agency quoted him as saying.
"I can't train hard and, in this condition, it would make no sense to return to competition.''
He had already said he had not recovered fully enough to compete race in the final two races of the season in Malaysia and Japan.
Schumacher was speaking only hours after he spun his Ferrari off the track during testing at the Mugello circuit but emerged unscathed.
The German driver, who is recovering after breaking a leg in a crash at the British Grand Prix in July, ploughed off the track after about 15 laps and slightly damaged his car when it brushed the barriers.
Double world champion Schumacher walked away unaided and resumed testing in a different car shortly afterwards, but told reporters he had been afraid when he spun off.