Eddie Irvine: Schumacher comeback decision a disaster

Stephan Heublein

Michael Schumacher's decision to return to Formula One this season was "a disaster", according to his former Ferrari teammate.

Eddie Irvine, who openly acknowledges he lacked the talent to beat the German during their time together in the late 90s, thinks the 41-year-old should now admit it is he who is struggling for raw pace.

"On paper, his return wasn't a bad idea," the Ulsterman told Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport in an interview.