Seven times world champion Michael Schumacher will not attend the German Grand Prix this weekend.
After retiring from Formula 1 for the second and final time at the end of last year, he was expected to at least attend this weekend’s Nurburgring race.
But Germany’s Bild newspaper reports that the great 44-year-old is already signed up for a riding competition with his horse-enthusiast wife Corinna.
Schumacher will be riding in a celebrity charity category, raising money for a children’s hospital, while the world of Formula 1 races around the Nurburgring.
“The clash of dates is unfortunate,” he said, “but of course I’ll be watching the Grand Prix on TV.” (GMM)