Ferrari said on Wednesday that retired seven time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher, 40, will get back into the race cockpit for the team, temporarily replacing injured Felipe Massa, 28.

Massa was injured in qualifying by a flying car part piece last Saturday at the Hungarian Grand Prix. While the driver received multiple skull fracutres and won't be able to race again this season, he has taken his first steps and was scheduled to leave intensive care in Budapest.

Here is Schumacher's statement posted yesterday to his official web site:

The most important thing first: thanks God, all news concerning Felipe are positive. I wish him all the best again.

I was meeting this afternoon with Stefano Domenicali and Luca di Montezemolo and together we decided that I will prepare myself to take the place of Felipe. Though it is true that the chapter Formula 1 has been closed for me since long and completely, it is also true that for loyalty reasons to the team I cannot ignore that unfortunate situation. But as the competitor I am I also very much look forward to facing this challenge.