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 »
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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 »
Mercedes-Benz’ Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher ended in 7th and 17th place respectively at the European Grand Prix. In this race, Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull placed first. Schumacher’s car collided with Petrov’s car on lap 15, just after leaving his first pit stop. The collision broke his front wing thus he needed to do another stop after completing the lap. Michael Schumacher said he was not too happy with the race, he commented, “Not a very satisfying race for me today. The outcome was decided after lap 15 when I slid into Petrov and lost the points I could perhaps have achieved. Our race pace should have allowed me… Continue Reading »
Mercedes GP Petronas drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher finished the Turkish Grand Prix in fifth and twelfth places respectively today. Started from third on the grid, Nico ran a clean race to finish fifth, with high tyre degradation in the early stages preventing him from finishing higher. Michael started strongly and was running seventh when a collision with Vitaly Petrov at turn 12 damaged his front wing and forced him to pit. He was then out of sequence and fought hard from last place on lap three to finish in 12th position.