If Ralf Schumacher's doctors confirm his race readiness, he should participate in a testing session at the end of the month, immediately after the Belgian Grand Prix.

If Ralf Schumacher's doctors confirm his race readiness, he should participate in a testing session at the end of the month, immediately after the Belgian Grand Prix.

He is scheduled to conduct his first test after his high-speed crash at the US Grand Prix in July.

The Williams BMW driver had planned to return to racing at last week's Hungarian Grand Prix, but his doctors' advised him against it.

Schumacher broke two vertebrae at the Indianapolis Speedway, and if he gets the go-ahead, he will return to the scene of another of his major accidents. Last year, Schumacher crashed at Monza, excluding him from the rest of the season.

Schumacher has now missed four races, replaced first by Marc Gene and then Antonia Pizzonia. Pizzonia, who finished seventh in Germany and Hungary, will again race for Williams in Belgium at the end of the month.