Michael Schumacher was right not to comeback to Formula One, according to four-time world champion Alain Prost.
The Ferrari driver this week ruled himself of an immediate return to Formula One due to persistent problems with a neck injury he suffered in a motorbike accident earlier this year.
Prost said his decision was the right one as there were too many risks involved in returning to the sport he last raced in in 2006.
“The desire and motivation to return takes time to disappear; it takes several years to abandon F1,” said the Frenchman.
“Michael and I hung up our helmets for different reasons, but when you were competitive the temptation to return when asked is great.
"If there was any physical risk, Schumacher was right. The neck is crucial in motorsport and if there is pain you can quickly feel nausea and have impaired vision."
Prost also doubted how competitive Schumacher would be if he was to return to Formula One.