No Michael Schumacher at
European Grand PrixAugust 19, 2009 by Marc Jerbs

Every racing fan is itching to watch Formula 1 action after the long summer break because retired and Ferrari team consultant Michael Schumacher was selected to replace injured driver Felipe Massa.

A lot of fans are really excited as they closely watch Michael Schumacher during practice laps on an F1 car. Yet, it won't happen since Michael has a nagging neck injury that forced him to abandon his comeback plans.

Hey, cheer up guys! F1 racing is still competitive and fun to watch even if Michael Schumacher is not racing at all. Let's give him credit for being honest about his physical condition; he did not put himself and his team in jeopardy.

Brawn-Mercedes still leads the constructor's and driver's championship but RBR-Renault is not that far behind of the pacesetters. Anything is still possible with 7 races left on the F1 season calendar. Can Brawn-Mercedes continue their fantastic season? Or will RBR-Renault spoil their celebration?

The sports handicappers gave the Brawn-Mercedes team an edge over their racing rivals on this Sunday's European Open. It is a pretty safe bet that the Brawn-Mercedes team are on a mission.