Michael Schumacher has claimed he is now fully recovered from the motorcycle accident which scuppered his Formula One comeback last season.
Schumacher was due to stand in for the injured Felipe Massa last year, but had to pull out after concerns over his neck injury. The seven-time world champion has since signed for Mercedes. He said last week’s three-day GP2 test day at Jerez revealed no injury or fitness concerns.
"The after-effects of that accident are gone. That's why I was sure that the neck would not cause any problems," he said on his official website. "This was one year ago, that's over.
"I have been practising since December physically very carefully and feel extremely fresh and fit. That was one of the reasons why I felt so good in the car in Jerez.
"But then, Formula 1 is another thing, the g-forces are higher, that's not really comparable. That is why I look forward so much to testing in February. Only then the old feeling will be completely back. I can't wait to be back there."