London, May 5 (ANI): Seven times Formula One champion Michael Schumacher's former team boss has written off his chances of making a glorious comeback.
Ex-Renault chief Flavio Briatore, under whom Schumacher drove at Benetton, said that there is no way he will recapture his glory.
Asked if he expected Schumacher to improve during the season, Briatore said: "On the contrary, I think it will be harder and harder for him."
"I don't know how he can recover. The competition is so fierce. He made the decision to return without thinking that, in four years, the cars and tyres have changed massively," The Sun quoted him, as saying.
Schumacher has been outraced by Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg and has finished a dismal 10th during the last race in China.
"I've always said it would be difficult for him to stay ahead of Rosberg. You can't come back in such a competitive sport after four or five years. Alain Prost did, but only one season had gone by," Briatore told Italy's Autosprint magazine.
"Today, Michael has found some tough customers because in F1 there have never been drivers as good as this year. There's Hamilton, Alonso, Vettel, Rosberg..." (ANI)