Ralf Schumacher has suffered a memory loss about hitting the wall at the US Grand Prix in a spectacular accident on Sunday and doubts that he will be able to race at Magny Cours on July 4.

Ralf Schumacher has suffered a memory loss about hitting the wall at the US Grand Prix in a spectacular accident on Sunday and doubts that he will be able to race at Magny Cours on July 4.


The German Williams-BMW driver, who was discharged from hospital on Monday and returned to his home in Salzburg to recuperate, said on Tuesday: "I don't know when, where and how (the accident) happened. I can't remember anything."


Ralf Schumacher, who suffered a concussion and bruises to his back in the accident, said he would probably not recover in time for the French Grand Prix at Magny-Cours in France on July 4.


"At the moment, definitely not," Schumacher said. "After one or two weeks’ rest, I'll just have to wait and see what happens. I should be behind the wheel as soon as possible, but the example of my accident during testing at Monza in September (which forced Ralf to sit out the Italian Grand Prix) showed that you can't take anything for granted. My priority is to get fit again."


“I'm doing somewhat better, even if do feel like Muhammad Ali worked me over with his fists for two rounds. 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," he added.


Williams-BMW officials blamed his accident - in which he spun while travelling 330 km/h and hit the wall backwards - on a tyre puncture. It was caused by debris on the track left over from an earlier crash.


The team’s reserve driver Marc Gene is believed to be on standby to race in France, but sources say that test driver Antonio Pizzonia could also substitute for Ralf.

Original article from Car