Michael Schumacher, the seven-time Formula One World Champion, is now “out of coma” and has been transferred to another hospital for recovery. According to CNN, Schumacher will be transferred from the hospital in Grenoble, France, where was admitted last year following a near-death skiing accident, to a university health facility in Lausanne, Switzerland. The new place where the former-F1 champ would be housed will provide him with the necessary treatment needed for his recovery. “Michael left… to continue his long phase of rehabilitation,” said Sabine Kehm, the manager of the multi-time champion. Officials at the university hospital where Schumacher was transferred confirmed that the former Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro and Mercedes AMG Petronas… Continue Reading »
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Months after the skiing accident that left Michael Schumacher seriously injured, an event which also left doctors with no choice but to get him into a medically induced coma; he is still lying in a hospital bed with no sign of interaction with the outside world. As a Schumacher fan since childhood, I am among the persons who are keeping track of his recovery. So, when a series of reports saying that the F1 legend is showing a little improvement, I saw it as a sign of hope for him and his family. However, as weeks passed, very little report seems to be coming out in the public anymore. This… Continue Reading »
During Toto Wolff’s interview in Melbourne just after Nico Rosberg won the race in the Australian Grand Prix, he released a statement saying that the race is very meaningful for them as a team, and they are dedicating their victory to Michael Schumacher. He expressed his confidence too that their former driver will make it through his condition. “He will keep fighting, as only he knows how, and we are sending all our strength to him,” Wolff said in his interview with The Independent. Michael Schumacher’s Current Status A report from BBC last week stated that the injured seven-time time world champion has been showing “small, encouraging signs” of recovery… Continue Reading »
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 »
As David Coulthard commented on Mika Hakkinen’s return to racing, “a true racer never loses the speed, only the need to race,” this may be a statement that Mercedes Petronas’ Michael Schumacher can also use. That is, if the rumors are true that he is retiring after the next season. In an interview with Autosport, a British magazine, he said, “ I need a little bit more time to see about myself and how we are heading, and some input to see if that is what I want or not.” This sparked the issue in the world wide web that he might be retiring after. Also, he didn’t renew his… Continue Reading »
A crowd of 200,000 at Düsseldorf’s shopping street Kà¶nigsallee attended the DTM’s start for the 2008 season. The DTM presentation one week prior to the season opener in Hockenheim, the third one in a row in Düsseldorf, attracted 17,000 spectators more than one year ago. For the first time in 2008, all nine Mercedes-Benz DTM drivers introduced themselves to a record crowd. More pictures after the break.