Toyota Confident of Ralf Return

Toyota are confident that Ralf Schumacher will be fit to return to action at the French Grand Prix following his Indianapolis accident, despite missing this week's test at Jerez in Spain

Toyota Confident of Ralf Return

The German was ruled out of the United States Grand Prix after crashing heavily into the wall at the final corner on Friday and had originally been due to join Olivier Panis for running in Spain this week.

But in a bid to help improve his recovery, the team changed their testing programme, and they believe there is no question of Schumacher returning to action at Magny-Cours.

"Ralf has no lasting ill effects after his accident at Indianapolis last Friday but we always make driver safety the priority," said Toyota's chief test engineer Gerd Pfeiffer about the change of plans this week.

"The team's medical staff decided that the sensible thing to do was maximise Ralf's recovery time before Magny-Cours, where he will return to the cockpit alongside Jarno."

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