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Michael Schumacher in Critical Condition Following Skiing Accident

Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador Michael Schumacher is in critical condition after the seven-time F1 champion underwent brain surgery needed as a result of an accident while skiing in Meribel, a ski resort in the Tarentaise Valley in the French Alps. The surgery was needed for Schumacher’s serious head trauma, and the official statement from the hospital says “he remains in a critical condition.” The press statement is signed by a neurosurgeon, the Grenoble University Hospital Center’s deputy director Marc Penaud, and an anesthesiologist. Schumacher, whose 45th birthday is only a few days away (January 3) suffered “serious brain trauma with a coma” requiring an “immediate neurosurgical operation” after hitting his head… Continue Reading »

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Schumacher in Mercedes-Benz F1 Car Takes On AMG Models

Before the 24-hour Nurburgring event last weekend, Mercedes-Benz put on an awesome demonstration of what their Formula One car is capable of. The demo pitted Michael Schumacher in a Mercedes-Benz F1 race car against four AMG variants of the brand in a game of “catch up”. The variants included were the A45 AMG, E63 AMG 4Matic, SLS AMG Black Series and SLS AMG GT3. On the helm of the AMG cars were Bernd Maylander, Karl Wendlinger, Nico Rosberg and Bernd Schneider, respectively. The AMGs went on different times and Schumacher started more than a minute after the last car. But near the end of the lap, the F1 car overtook the others… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes AMG Performance Drive to Feature Schumacher, Rosberg in Nurburgring Warm-up

In the lead-up to the 24-hour race at the Nurburgring on May 19, Mercedes-Benz will stage a special showcase called Mercedes AMG Performance Drive, which will pit a quartet of Mercedes AMG vehicles against the lone F1 Silver Arrow to be driven by motorsport legend Michael Schumacher. The vehicles will go out on the track at different times, but are slated to reach the finish line all at the same time. First up will be a 360-horsepower A 45 AMG with Bernd Maylander at the helm, followed by an E 63 AMG S driven by Karl Wendlinger, then comes current Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver Nico Rosberg in an SLS… Continue Reading »

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Michael Schumacher Goes Through Nürburgring On A Mercedes AMG F1 Car

On May 19, the Nürburgring Nordschleife will see Michael Schumacher using an AMG F1 W02 car of Mercedes running through it. It comes after the 2007 lap of Nick Heidfeld. Hedidfeld used a BMW Sauber in Nordschleife, which was removed from the Formula 1 racing calendar after the crash of Niki Lauda in 1976. The renowned Formula 1 driver will go through the track on the 19th of May, prior to the twenty-four hour race in Nürburgring. Schumacher indicated that it was his way of showing his gratitude for the support German fans gave during his career, and it will commemorate the first run of a modern model of the… Continue Reading »

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Schumacher Slated to Drive 2011 Mercedes F1 Car in Nürburgring Run-Up

Recently retired Mercedes AMG Petronas driver and newly hired Mercedes-Benz safety consultant and brand ambassador Michael Schumacher is set to drive the 2011 Mercedes F1 car in the run-up to the 24 Hours Nürburgring race on May 19. The appearance of the F1 W02 marks the first time a Silver Arrow F1 car took to the Nürburgring Nordschleife (North Loop) since Juan Manuel Fangio’s win back in 1954. The demo lap is meant to be a big “thank you” to the legions of fans who have supported the seven-time F1 champion throughout his illustrious career. “I have a lot of fond memories of the Nürburgring and am really looking forward to giving… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Partners Up with Michael Schumacher for Safety Development

Did you think Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher’s involvement with Mercedes-Benz ended when he retired from the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team following the 2012 season? Well, he’s still with the Silver Arrows. The German automaker and Schumacher just announced a long-term deal that will keep Schumacher very much involved in many aspects of the business, even beyond F1 and motorsport in general. The development of safety and comfort systems, for one, is one aspect wherein Schumacher should be able to help. In addition, he will continue to be an ambassador for the company. “During my Formula 1 time I always believed that you must not allow yourself to rest on… Continue Reading »

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F1: Vettel Wins 3rd Straight Title; Schumacher Bids Farewell with 7th Place Finish

The safety car escorted the remaining cars through the chequered flag at the end of the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix, effectively ending the 2012 F1 season—with Sebastian Vettel officially taking his third-straight drivers’ championship and being the youngest player to do so. Meanwhile, compatriot Michael Schumacher was able to hold on for some nice points, finishing at 7th in a chaotic rain-filled race. Upcoming Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, who managed to wrest the race lead from erstwhile leader Nico Hulkenberg, got clipped by the same car with 15 laps left and the McLaren-Mercedes suffered suspension damage that forced him into retire. As expected, the rain led to many slips and… Continue Reading »

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